Sedgefield Community College welcomed to London 2012’s Get Set network
On the 29th June 2011, pupils and teachers at Sedgefield Community College were celebrating after being officially welcomed in to London 2012’s Get Set network, in recognition of their commitment to the Olympic and Paralympics Values.
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) awarded Sedgefield Community College 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 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 Sedgefield Community College 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.”
During the Olympic Year Sedgefield Community College hosted a number of activities within curriculum time to celebrate the Olympic Games and give students a chance to learn about the different cultures and religions involved but also share athletes success and failures.
Events which Sedgefield took part in included Olympic themed flexible learning days for Year 8, 9 and 10 students. These days focused on promoting The Olympics but also giving students the chance to see what it takes to host The Olympics. Students were also given the opportunity to take part in Paralympic events and experience how hard Paralympic athletes have to work to achieve success.Students within Sedgefield Community College were also given the chance to visit the Olympic stadium in London as part of a reward for raising money for Cancer Research UK. Students managed to raise just over £1400 which lead to 40 students walking on the same track which saw Jessica Ennis, Mo Farah and Greg Rutherford achieve fantastic success during London 2012.