Thursday, 12 May 2011

Ready, get set and go

   Now part of the Get Set
Students and teachers at Old Buckenham High School can celebrate as they have been officially welcomed in to London 2012’s Get Set network, in recognition of their commitment to the Olympic and Paralympic values. To celebrate the London games, Old Buckenham High School is holding an ‘Olympic Day' and students will be coached in various Olympic events ranging from fencing to archery.
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) awarded the High School a plaque and a certificate to acknowledge their involvement in the London 2012 education programme. They now join schools and colleges across the UK as members of the special London 2012 community – the Get Set network - and will receive access to exclusive competitions and 2012 Games related opportunities over the coming years. 
As Sebastian Coe, chairman of LOCOG, said when London won the right to host the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games there was a clear promise to use the power of the 2012 Games to inspire young people.
The headteacher at Old Buckenham High School, Peter Whear, feels this wonderful accolade is another example of the school “achieving excellence together” and makes all at the school incredibly proud.

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