June 19 2013 Latest news:
by Robin Cottle, Reporter
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Youngsters at a Welling school got into the Olympic spirit to decide how Games tickets would be distributed.
Bexley Grammar School, in Danson Lane, has been given 203 tickets for the Olympics – which start on July 27 – and Paralympics under organising committee Locog’s Get Set London 2012 Education Programme.
The scheme has given 125,000 tickets to children aged 10 to 18 across London.
The school’s Olympic teacher, Adam Skinner, said: “A lot of the tickets have been sent to different departments where pupils have had to complete an Olympic scheme of work or project.
“For instance, in food technology, the kids have just finished a cook off where they’ve created a meal for an Olympic athlete. They’ve had to do the research into nutritional values to make it as authentic as possible.
“They have really worked hard across the board. In most of the subjects, the kids had to qualify through heats to make it as similar to the Olympics as possible.”
Tickets were also distributed for sports awards and different sports teams.
The Year 11 boys football team won the Kent Cup this season, so they are going to watch the women’s football match between Great Britain and Brazil at Wembley.
The grammar school has been awarded the tickets across football, wrestling, handball, volleyball, canoeing and basketball as well as a variety of Paralympic tickets.
Mr Skinner said: “Some of our special educational needs children will be going to the Paralympic events, as a kind of ‘look what you can achieve’ experience.
“In fact, one of our pupils, Adam Barton in Year 9, recently won the British Youth Judo Championships for the blind, so he’s a bit of a hero here himself.
“This is a great opportunity for the kids to experience a once-on-a-lifetime opportunity.”