Calderglen pupils head for Olympics
Published Wednesday, 01 August 2012
Pupils from Calderglen High School are organising activities and sports demonstrations for London 2012 fans this week.
The pupils are part of the London 2012 international sports legacy
programme, International Inspiration and out of the 28 schools in Great Britain to have this opportunity, Calderglen is the only Scottish school to be selected.
Eight pupils from the school will demonstrate their ability to lead and deliver activities with spectators to help them enjoy the space and the additional opportunities that the Olympic Park has to offer, staring today and finishing on Sunday.
The eight successful pupils, selected due to their commitment, motivation, experience, hard work and leadership skills at school are:
- Craig McDougal S5
- Ian Rae S4
- Jake Forrest S5
- Jaqueline Fergusson S5
- Jennifer Boag S4
- Laura Carberry S5
- Pamela Clark S5
- Ryan Fennessey S5
Calderglen High School's Headteacher, Tony McDaid, said: 'We are delighted that our pupils have been selected to participate as volunteers at the London 2012 Olympics. It is well deserved recognition for the hard work of the pupils within the International Inspirations Programme, a programme which links our school with others across the world. I'm sure our pupil sports leaders will have an unforgettable experience'
as seeing all the sporting action and soaking up the great atmosphere in the
Park, spectators will get the chance to take part in activities which will be
managed and organised by the students. The activities will include
demonstrations of traditional games from International Inspiration countries
Brazil, will take place in
the Great British Garden area of the Park.
The students will also deliver other activities which they created themselves and their aim is to interact with the crowd as much as possible, incorporating traditional playground games, team building activities and also some quieter activities and it is hoped that these will leave a lasting memory of the Olympic Park.
Calderglen students will work along side The Compton School from North London. The schools have created joint activity plans for the five days and the experience of working together will benefit both schools.
Calderglen High School
student, Ian Rae said: 'Getting to go to London to be part of the Olympics is an
extremely exciting but unexpected opportunity. It is a privilege that I was
selected and I intend to make the most of the
trip. It will be fantastic to be involved with the games and I'm sure I will
remember the experience forever.'
Seb Coe, Chairman of LOCOG said: 'The students running the activities in the Great British Garden in the Olympic Park will not only gain new leaderships skills but will also provide spectators with a fantastic addition to their London 2012 Games experience.'