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​After a 2 year absence, inspire+ are delighted that their annual end of year celebration event, the Mini Olympics is back!!

The Games last took place in 2019, over the 2 years hit by covid the games were converted to a very successful virtual version! But this year, the 15th games is back in person and being rebranded for one year only the Mini Commonwealth Games to celebrate the Birmingham Commonwealth Games taking place this summer!

This year’s games will be the biggest ever, with 3 full days and over 2500 young children taking part plus the charities secondary school volunteers. Each school will be representing a country, that they randomly selected during their legacy tour assembly which was delivered to each school earlier in the year by each schools Bronze Young Ambassadors.

The Games this year will see children take part in non-competitive activities including wheelchair basketball, dodgeball, boxercise, freestyle football and learning a dance from the Royal Opera House. The children will also get the opportunities to meet Paralympian Sam Ruddock, Paralympian Jonathan Broom-Edwards, Paralympian Daniel Pembroke, Olympian Sophie Devenish, Adventurer Sarah Outen and Disney’s very own, straight from Frozen Elsa!

Inspire+ operations manager, Chris Graves said, “it feels like such a long time ago since the last face to face games. The virtual Mini Olympics were a fantastic achievement and gave so many young people and families a chance to participate. But, we along with our schools cannot wait to all be back together at the athletics stadium for 3 truly inspiring days.

Parents are invited to attend and watch the games with the opening ceremony commencing at 10:15am. Inspire+ would like to give a massive thanks to this year’s event sponsors and partners for helping to create this opportunity for our schools.

 

Keep an eye on the charity’s social media channels for coverage of the games!

 

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