Commonwealth Games official mascot Perry the Bull wows Selly Oak Nursery

Commonwealth Games excitement reached fever pitch at Selly Oak Nursery School when Birmingham 2022 mascot Perry the Bull made a special visit.

Perry, who is touring the City's schools to promote the festival of sport, gave a presentation to children and staff about the tournament's history, the countries taking part and the different events it will feature.

The visit blew the starting whistle on the School's summer sports and Commonwealth Games programme, where children will take part in a range of activities which promote a healthy lifestyle.

Before Perry entertained the children, they had been encouraged to draw pictures of him and the flags of the 72 nations competing in the sporting extravaganza.

The Nursery, based on Tiverton Road, encourages pupils to eat healthily and take part in lots of healthy activities such as football coaching, PE sessions and exploring Forest School.

In 2020, staff were presented with a plaque by Birmingham's Lord Mayor for encouraging children to take part in the LA Health for Life scheme. This is now embedded into the school curriculum.

There will also be more Commonwealth Games fun in the future, with the School set to organise more events throughout the summer.

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games is one of the biggest sporting events to be held by city, with venues across the West Midlands hosting a variety of sports. It starts on July 28th and finishes on August 8th.