Olympic fun and fitness brings young and old together
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- 3.20pm, 28 March 2011
Stevenage Homes will be hosting its own version of the Olympics at the Scarborough Centre on Thursday 31 March as 120 athletes aged between 10 and 88 battle for gold, silver and bronze on Wii games consoles.
The Annual Stevenage Homes Wii Olympics will involve teams from sheltered housing schemes, schools, police, fire service and Hertfordshire Youth Offending Team. The games will bring young people and older people together to have fun and improve their fitness. It is part of the Elderflower Project which aims to break down barriers between young and old.
Lorraine O’Brien, chief executive, explains,
‘Stevenage Homes has been installing Wii games consoles in some of our sheltered housing schemes to help our tenants socialise and stay active and people really enjoy taking part. By inviting young people to come and compete with residents in our Wii Olympics we hope that they will gain a better understanding of each other and have fun playing together.’
This is the second annual Wii Olympics tournament that Stevenage Homes has organised and Round Diamond School will be returning to defend their title, along with teams from Broom Barns, Nobel and Marriotts schools. In addition to a shield, the top teams will also win up to £100 for their organisation.
The games will begin at around 12:30pm and presentations will be made at about 3:30pm.