Hampshire Children Get Inspired by SportMore than 2,000 children from schools across Hampshire, including Andover, were given the opportunity to get active and try something new at the Sport Hampshire and Isle of Wight Games.

Inspired by London 2012, the games give children of all abilities the opportunity to take part in more physical activity and competitive sport.

Swimming was a big part of the day, with seven districts taking part, including youngsters from the Test Valley.

Tammy Dewhurst, the assistant manager of sports at Andover Leisure Centre, took the local group to the event, held this year in Totton.

She said: “The Hampshire and Isle of Wight games grows more and more every year, and I am so happy that myself and Valley Leisure have been able to get involved once again.

“As childhood obesity continues to be an issue and a third of children in the UK can’t swim, it is more important now, more than ever, that these events happen and young people are given the chance to do activities that will give them fun-filled days and improve their lives.”

Other sporting activities on the day included athletics, gymnastics and new age curling.

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