Pupils and teachers at Denbigh High School celebrated last week when they were 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 Denbigh a plaque and certificate to acknowledge their involvement in the London 2012 education programme. They now join schools and colleges across the UK as members of the a special London 2012 community – the Get Set network - and will receive access to exclusive competitions and 2012 Games related opportunities over the coming years.
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 Denbigh High 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.”
Denbigh’s Teaching and Learning Leader for PE, Donna Neely said:
“We are thrilled to now be officially apart of the London 2012 Get Set Programme, it is an exciting time as the Olympics and Paralympics get closer. As a school we are fully committed to working as part of the network to inspire young people to engage with this prestigious event.”
To earn the right to use the new education logo, and become a member of the new Get Set network, schools and colleges need to register with Get Set, showcase their student-led work around the Values via the dedicated ‘Get Set’ blog, and complete a short application form. If successful they also receive the right to use the London 2012 education logo on their headed paper, website and school signage.