London 2012 Olympic gold medallist Tim Baillie appeared at Grantham Meres Leisure Centre for a special school games event.
Hundreds of children from across Lincolnshire competed in the Sainsbury’s School Games 2014 Winter Festival and Olympian Tim Baillie was among the attendees on Wednesday. The slalom canoe champion gave an inspirational talk and met some of the 700 participants from schools across South Kesteven and the rest of the county.
They competed in badminton, basketball, hockey, netball, new age kurling and swimming as well as staging opening and closing ceremonies at the day long event.
The games were another part of a national initiative to give every pupil in the country the opportunity to experience competitive sport and feel part of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games legacy.
Following successful events in 2011, 2012 and 2013 the Lincolnshire Local Organising Committee again looked no further than Grantham Meres to provide a fitting venue for young people to compete in the event.
SKDC’s head of community assets Paul Stokes said: “We’d like to thanks organisers and everyone who took part for a very memorable day. This year more children competed than in 2013 and we were pleased with the feedback from participants, teachers, parents and staff who gave the venue the thumbs up. We look forward to welcoming them back to the Meres and South Kesteven again next year.”