ENTHUSIASM across Kirklees schools is growing for a massive sporting event planned for the Galpharm Stadium in 2008.
Kirklees Youth Games, timed to coincide with the Beijing Olympics, will involve thousands of children from across the borough competing in a huge range of sports, catering for all abilities.
One of the main driving forces behind the games is Kirklees councillor Jim Dodds, Cabinet member for children's services.
He said: "It's one of the best things I've ever been involved with. It's terrific."
He showed a group of journalists and councillors the presentation about the games that is doing the rounds in schools across the area.
The slides, accompanied by rock band Queen's hit record Don't Stop Me Now, highlight the impressive ambition of the project.
The games hope to offer all young people aged between five and 16 the chance to get involved.
As well as more traditional sports, youngsters will be given the chance to take part in cheerleading, music and dance at the Galpharm.
For 11 to 16-year-olds there will even be the opportunity to become involved with leadership, training and development awards.
In the run-up to the main event there will be indoor games, a triathlon challenge and multi-skill competitions.
Clr Dodds said: "Our plan is to give a copy of this presentation to each of the schools so they can use it in assembly and really get the youngsters enthused."
He added that the feedback from all head teachers so far had been really positive.