Pupils Get Set for 2012

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BOUGHTON Leigh Junior School has been officially welcomed into London 2012’s Get Set network.

The scheme recognises the pupils’ and teachers’ commitment to Olympic and Paralympic values. They have already entered the competition to design a mascot and will be taking part in themed PE lessons and other linked activities.

Angela Marsay, the school’s sport co-ordinator said: “We are all excited about the prospect of being directly involved with the Olympics 2012. The school has worked hard to create an ethos which demonstrates the Olympic valies in all areas of the curriculum, as well as providing the children with a wide variety of sports within lessons and in extra-curricular clubs.

“There are many more exciting projects to get involved with as we countdown to London 2012.”

Head teacher Carl Thornton said: “It’s a great privilege to be involved in the Get Set network and reflects the school’s ongoing commitment to providing high squality sports education for all.

“We have taken on board the values represented by the Olympic ideal, which are embedded in everything we do at the school.”

Presenting the plaque and certificate, MP Mark Pawsey added: “Pupils at Boughton Leigh 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 the London 2012’s education programme extends far beyond PE and sport and I hope they will motivate other young people to join their journey.”