Schools in Bexley urged to get their skates on for 2012 Olympic tickets

PUBLISHED: 11:43 14 December 2011

London Mayor Boris Johnson wants schools to apply for Olympic tickets by Friday's deadline

London Mayor Boris Johnson wants schools to apply for Olympic tickets by Friday's deadline

London 2012

Pupils in Bexley are being urged to nag their teachers to sign up for the chance to apply for London 2012 Olympic tickets earmarked for schools.

In Bexley just 63 per cent of schools have applied for the Ticketshare scheme, which aims to give one in eight schoolchildren the chance to get to the front row of the Games.

They need to get their skates on and apply by the deadline on Friday (December 16).

Meanwhile 95 per cent of schools in Greenwich, which is an Olympic host borough have requested tickets.

Mayor of London Boris Johnson said: “The Get Set network will give London’s children a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see the greatest show on earth in their home city, and embrace the experience of the Games first hand. This is my direct message to teachers, parents and children – don’t miss out. Kids, you should be pestering your teachers endlessly to make sure they are doing all they can to get you to the Games.”

The scheme gives children the chance to watch first class sport at the Olympic Park as well as other iconic venues including Wembley Stadium and Lord’s during the sporting tournament.

However some schools have been slow off the starting blocks to apply and they need to sign up by Friday December 16 at

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