Youngsters from all over Europe have been competing in a rage of events from ultimate frisbee to archery during the Amber Valley Mini Olympics this week.
Eight young people from, Glogów in Poland and from Laholm in Sweden joined join eight students from Amber Valley to take part in the event, which the three countries traditionally take in turns to host.
This year, through Ripley’s twinning association, a group of eight young people from Chateau Renault also took part.
The event opened with a welcoming reception on Thursday, June 28, hosted by Amber Valley mayor Cllr John Nelson, and on Monday saw the competitors go head-to-head in a Euro 2012 themed five-a-side tournament at Swanick Hall School.
Cabinet member for active and healthier places to live, Cllr Chris Short, said: “The young people participating were selected due to their sporting achievements and leadership qualities and I am sure our students will learn as much from them, as they will from us, and I extend a warm welcome to each and every one of them in such an important year for sport and culture in the UK.”