Get Set Network - EXCITING OLYMPIC NEWS!
Seb Coe says ‘Villiers Get Set to GO! ’ VILLIERS HIGH SCHOOLhas officially been welcomed
into London 2012’s Get Set network, in recognition of our commitment to Olympic and Paralympic values. As members of the Get Set network we are now eligible to receive tickets for the Olympic and Paralympic Games through the London 2012 Ticketshare initiative.
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Para- lympic Games (LOCOG) awarded Villiers High School with a plaque and certificate to acknowledge our involvement in the London 2012 education programme. We are now a part of an active London 2012 community of schools and colleges across the UK– called the Get Set network and will receive access to exclusive competitions and 2012 Games related oppor- tunities over the coming months.
Former gold medalist 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 Villiers High School into the Get Set network for their exciting work around the Olympic values of friend- ship, excellence and respect and the Paralympic values of inspiration, courage, determination and equality.’
Greatest show on earth He went on to say: ‘By joining the network Villiers High School now
has a golden opportunity to give some of their pupils the chance of a lifetime – tickets to see the greatest show on earth. More than 18,000 schools have taken the first step towards claiming their tick- ets by registering with Get Set, and Villiers is now one of them!!
The 2012 kilometre run Gold Challenge STUDENTS are to run a total of 2012 kms collectively
as part of a massive fundraiser for the Paralympics GB team. The Gold Challenge is an event to celebrate the upcoming London 2012 Olympics, where students will each run the equivalent of 14 laps of the school field.
Gold Challenge Olympic Stadium Event
Our Get Set Network membership has meant the privilege of ob- taining free tickets to visit the Olympic Stadium in East London to celebrate the opening of the Gold Challenge Games. Students who are lucky enough to win tickets or to be specially selected to receive one, will join a parade comprising of former Olym- pic athletes, as well as enjoying a day’s entertainment inside the stadium which includes music from Britain’s Got Talent winners - Spellbound.
Four lucky winners to go Following entry into the National Citizenship Poster Compe-
tition which invited students to design a poster to incorporate both their school and the Olympics logos, the following students have been selected as lucky winners, and are off to the Olympic Park on April 1st: Arub Afzal (his winning poster featured on this page) Mayuran Krishnakumar, Kirti Sahu, Jibril Diriye Congratulations, and have a great day!
Look out for photos of these events in next term’s newsletter and school magazine!
Ms Scott THE PE DEPARTMENT enjoys awarding achieve-
ment logs to deserving students, with 528 awarded so far this term (as we go to print) to those who have made great progress and achieved something special.
The graph identifies the types of achievement logs awarded for this
term which highlights the logs for excellent effort and outstanding work clearly outnumbering those for attendance at clubs. The PE department would really like to reward more students for attendance at their clubs; with so many to choose from there’s a guarantee of getting fit, feeling
good and having fun; with the following added bonus: 8
An achievement log will be awarded to any student who attends four consecutive club sessions.
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