Birmingham School Games to witness 1,600 pupils compete


More than 1,600 Birmingham school children are set to take part in the finals of the city’s annual school games…reports Asian Lite.


Birmingham SquareThe annual games for pupils sponsored locally by Turkish Airlines, will provide competitions in various sports at venues across Birmingham.

The event is aimed at young people aged five to 19 who have qualified through competitions at their local schools. For those who don’t compete there are roles for youngsters as reporters, photographers, commentators as well as artists and musicians. The climax of the year-long activity takes place today and tomorrow when the finalists from more than 100 schools in the city aim for glory, reports Birmingham Mail.

England women’s rugby star Natasha Hunt and Mel Clarke, Paralympic Silver Medallist in archery, will be attending events at King Edward’s School and King Edward’s High School for Girls, and the University of Birmingham.

Selim Ozturk, general manager of Turkish Airlines at Birmingham Airport said: “This is an extremely important initiative for the local community and Turkish Airlines is excited to be supporting it.

“Sport is closely associated with our brand so we are proud that this is translating into our work with the local community in Birmingham. We’ll very much look forward to attending and wish all the participants the best of luck,” Birmingham Mail adds.

Ryan Armes, Sport Birmingham youth education and events manager for the games, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Turkish Airlines as sponsors of our 2015 Games. Helping young people succeed in sport is something the airline invests in throughout the world, so is the perfect partner for our events. We hope all the young people are inspired to take up sport and enjoy the competition.”