Lord Mayor shows she’s a good egg at Olympics event

An eager crowd enjoying the games at the Pitsmoor Olympics at Pitsmoor Adventure Playground
An eager crowd enjoying the games at the Pitsmoor Olympics at Pitsmoor Adventure Playground
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The Lord Mayor of Sheffield and her husband enjoyed a visit to the Pitsmoor Olympics and even took part in the egg and spoon race!

The event for local youngsters took place at Pitsmoor Adventure Playground at the weekend.

The Lord Mayor, Coun Vickie Priestley, said: “It was a fantastic spectacle with children and adults encouraging each other throughout each discipline, we had great fun watching and particularly enjoyed participating in the egg and spoon race.”

Laura Watkins, chair of Pitsmoor Adventure Playground User Group, who organised the Pitsmoor Olympics, said: “It was marvellous to have the Lord Mayor and Consort visit the games and the children and parents felt honoured to have them involved.

Honey, aged nine, said “ I enjoyed the obstacle course and getting a medal from the Lord Mayor was the best bit of the day “.

Julia aged seven, added: “The sack race was really hard but I tried my best and got a gold medal but I wanted the Lord Mayor’s chain!”

Patrick Meleady, vice chair of the user group, said: “The day was a wonderful example of what can be achieved when people come together in this unique community resource.

“The event was really uplifting for children and families and everyone that attended on the day left with a big grin.”

More than 70 Olympic medals were awarded to the children and there were many budding Jess Ennis- Hills, Usain Bolts and Mo Farahs in evidence!