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|Students and teachers at Cramlington Learning Village celebrated this week when they were officially welcomed into 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 Cramlington Learning Village a plaque and certificate to acknowledge the school’s involvement in the London 2012 education programme. They are now a part of an active London 2012 community of schools and colleges across the UK – the Get Set network – and will receive access to exclusive competitions and 2012 Games related opportunities over the coming months.
To embrace London 2012 the school has a whole host of activities designed to inspire young people and create a legacy that will build upon an existing programme of participation and excellence.
This will be achieved across the whole school curriculum where there is a focus rewarding students for demonstrating the 5Rs + 1 (Respect, Resilience, Responsibility, Resourcefulness, Reasoning and Reflection). A series of special events are also planned to mark the Olympic and Paralympic Games, including:
Big Dance Week – students will join the nationwide attempt to beat the world record for the largest multi-venue dance routine on the 18th May when the Olympic Torch arrives in the UK.
National School Sport Week in June – students will organise and host a series of sports festivals for local Primary Schools.
Sports Leadership – students will choose from a range of workshops and projects to encourage lifelong involvement in sport and physical activity.
Olympic Week – students will create and market Olympic-related merchandise, medals and theme music ahead of a mini-Olympics that will see an opening ceremony and flag parade as students represent different countries in a day of competition.
Triple Paralympic gold medallist Stephen Miller who presented the school with the plaque and certificate said, “Students at Cramlington Learning Village are excellent examples of how London 2012 is helping to spark young people’s imagination and inspiring them to get involved and make a difference. They have clearly demonstrated that London 2012’s education programme extends far beyond PE and sport and I hope they will motivate other young people to join their journey.”
Sebastian Coe, chairman of LOCOG said, “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 Cramlington Learning Village 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.”
By joining the Get Set network the school is now eligible to receive their allocation of tickets for the Olympic and Paralympic Games through the London 2012 Ticketshare initiative and in addition the school has 36 lucky students with tickets to attend Olympic football at Wembley Stadium and beach volleyball at Horse guards Parade.
Paul Steanson, Director of Sport said, “Our school prides itself on creating an environment where learners can demonstrate the attributes set out in the Olympic and Paralympic Values. To be recognised by LOCOG is testament not only to the sporting pathways that we have in place but to the school’s focus on respect and resilience.”
Keep in touch with Cramlington Learning Village throughout 2012 on Twitter @CLV_Sport or visit www.cramlingtonlv.co.uk