Posted by Alec Brand (Head of Marketing)
on 21st May 2010
Students and staff at Greenwich Community College celebrated today as we were officially welcomed in to London 2012’s Get Set network, in recognition of our commitment to the Olympic and Paralympic Values.
In order to join the network, the college has been running a range of events and activities around the Olympic values including a learner conference, sports events with other colleges and students volunteering in Schools.
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) awarded us a plaque and certificate to acknowledge our involvement in the London 2012 education programme. We 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 Greenwich 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.”
Earlier in the year the college was awarded the prestigious Inspire Mark from LOCOG for our Legacy Champions project with other five host borough colleges.
Geoff Pine, Principal of Greenwich Community College said:
“I am delighted that we are now part of the Get Set network. We are proud to be a college in one of the five host boroughs and are committed to embedding the Olympic and Paralympic values in daily college life.”
MP Nick Raynsford (pictured) also passed on his congratulations during a recent visit to the college.
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. They will receive the right to use the London 2012 education logo on their headed paper, website and school sign.
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