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Monday, 07 November 2011
Pupils and teachers at Bolton School have been officially welcomed in to London 2012's Get Set network, in recognition of their commitment to the Olympic and Paralympic Values.
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) awarded Bolton School a plaque and certificate to acknowledge their involvement in the London 2012 education programme, through the emphasis on sport within the school and the work the school does to encourage sport in the local community. They now join schools and colleges across the UK as members of the special London 2012 community and will receive access to exclusive competitions and 2012 Games related opportunities over the coming years, including the chance of winning visits from athletes and the London 2012 mascots.
Chairman of LOCOG, Lord Sebastian Coe, presented the plaque and certificate to the School at the annual Tillotson Lecture, where himself and President of the International Paralympic Committee, Old Boy Sir Philip Craven, spoke to hundreds of people from across the region about the 2012 Olympic Legacy for the North West. Lord Coe said:"With many involvement opportunities still open to the region's young people in particular, it is with great pleasure that I award Bolton School the Get Set Network plaque for their involvement in the London 2012 Education Programme. When London won the right to host the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, we made a clear promise to use the power of the 2012 Games to inspire young people. I am proud to welcome Bolton School in to the Get Set network for their exciting work around the Olympic Values of friendship, excellence and respect and the Paralympic Values of inspiration, courage, determination and equality."
Over the coming months, Bolton School will be getting ready for London 2012 by linking more work to the Games and ensuring that pupils feel that they are a part of this once-in-a-lifetime event.
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