Youngsters get stuck into Olympic-themed activities at Cosham Baptist Church

ACTIVITIES The fun day at Cosham Baptist Church
ACTIVITIES The fun day at Cosham Baptist Church
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SCORES of youngsters got in the spirit of the Olympic games at a church’s fun day.

More than 120 children joined in the fun at Cosham Baptist Church, in Havant Road, Cosham.

Visitors took part in volleyball, fencing and long jump.

The day marked the end of the church’s Easter holiday club ‘On Your Marks’ - which aimed to encourage a love of fitness and sport in young people ahead of the Olympics.

As part of the event, which was held last Saturday, Elizabeth Mitchell of The Veolia Environmental Trust unveiled the church’s new youth centre. The trust, which helps to fund community projects, gave the church £15,000 towards the cost of the building. The church will share the premises with Drayton and Farlington Children’s Centre.

Simon Ford, a minister at Cosham Baptist Church, said: ‘We wanted to bring the community together ahead of the Olympics and show that we celebrate fitness.’