Children from Coventry's St Patrick's Catholic Primary School flying the flag for International Children's Games - The Coventry Observer

7th Aug, 2022

Children from Coventry's St Patrick's Catholic Primary School flying the flag for International Children's Games

Ryan Smith 19th Apr, 2022

THE INTERNATIONAL Children’s Games (ICG) flag made its first stop at St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School ahead of the upcoming event in Coventry.

The school hosted the flag for the day as part of their 2022 International Children’s Games sports festival, where the students made their own flags and competed in sports that will feature at the tournament. The flag will now continue its tour across Coventry as part of the build-up to the Children’s Games and will next stop at Coventry Rugby Club.

Coventry City Council is encouraging more clubs, schools and other organisations to host the flag on the tour, which is 10m by 5m and can be displayed outside of buildings, in halls or at events.

The ICG started in 1968 and 12 to 15-year-olds compete in track and field events. This year’s tournament will run from August 11 to 16, with Coventry previously hosting the games in 2005.

St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School teacher Elise Liggins said: “We are really excited to be a part of the International Children’s Games’ flag tour. It was the perfect addition for our ICG2022 sports day with all of our children getting behind Team Coventry.”

Director of business, investment and culture at Coventry City Council Andy Williams added: “It’s brilliant to see that the flag’s first stop was one of Coventry’s primary schools and that younger children got the opportunity to see the flag, learn about the Games and enjoy a day of sport and physical activity.”

Email covsport@coventry.gov.uk if you are interested in hosting the ICG2022 flag.

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