Olympic kids get right soaking in water duelling with council park rangers

Kids got a right soaking with their very own Olympics in the Park fun festival.

Water duelling was one of the Kids’ Olympics ‘sport’ dreamed up by Tower Hamlets park rangers in a fortnight of activities and sporting fun at Mile End.

The ‘Olymparks’ gave children aged five to 11 the chance to try sports and activities, inspired by Team GB at the 2012 Games, including sprint, hockey, handball, volleyball and long jump as well as cooking and arts and crafts.

Indoor play facilities for the under-fives included baking their own ‘Olympic’ biscuits and making flags.

But best of all was the water splashing contest when they won gold taking revenge on two council park rangers at the Locksley Street play park.

A medals ceremony was held after the fun festival where the talented youngsters received their award.

Jordan Moore, 11, and his team-mates got golds for winning football and hockey, while eight-year-old Luca Kinsella won the dodgebal and came third in the obstacle race.

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter