Pupils and teachers at Wallace High School celebrated 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 Preparatory Department is one of only two Primary Schools in Northern Ireland to receive the recognition.
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) awarded The Wallace High School Preparatory Department 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 next eight months.
The Right Worshipful the Mayor of Lisburn, Brian Heading, who presented Mrs Latham, Head of Preparatory with the plaque and certificate, said: ‘The Pupils at the Wallace High School Preparatory Department 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 that London 2012’s education programme extends far beyond PE and sport and I hope they will motivate other young people to join their journey.’
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 The Wallace High School Preparatory Department 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.”
Mrs O’Hare, Principal of Wallace High School said “We are delighted that the values of the Wallace High School have been formally recognised. The children in the Preparatory Department are thrilled to receive the accolade. They look forward being involved in a number of local and national activities in the run up to the games”
For further information please contact:
The Wallace High School Prep Dept., the London 2012 Press Office on +44(0)203 2012 100 or visit their website at www.london2012.com.
Last modified: December 11, 2011