Youngsters in Nanjing get in the YOG spirit with mascot Nanjinglele for Children’s Day
To celebrate International Children’s Day on 1 June, our friends in Nanjing, China, coordinated a series of fun-filled and interactive activities for local primary school children to learn about the second summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG), which will be hosted in the city next year.
Children across China were given the day off to mark International Children’s Day in order to take part in various festivities, cultural demonstrations and performances. In Nanjing, host city of the second Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2014, a class of local five and six year-olds (Year 1) , led by a group of 10 and 11 year-olds (Year 6) , were treated to a visit of the Nanjing 2014 YOG headquarters, where they took part in a YOG quiz and met a French volunteer working for the Games next summer. The children concluded their day of discovery by meeting the colourful Nanjing 2014 YOG mascot, NANJINGLELE. And looking at the photos, they were clearly buzzing with excitement from their YOG-tastic day.
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