Students and staff at Dumfries & Galloway College 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. Sports students have been involved in delivering sports coaching activities in the local community to promote their involvement in the Get Set Network.
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) awarded Dumfries & Galloway College 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 coming years.
Kevin Somerville, lecturer who unveiled the plaque and certificate, said: ‘Students at the college 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 Dumfries & Galloway College 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.”