I was delighted to visit two of the Host Boroughs this week – Hackney and Waltham Forest – and received a great welcome.
Mossbourne Community Academy in Hackney is just one of the local schools in the London 2012 Get Set network and it is no surprise when you see the time and effort that the students have invested in their work. It is incredible and a real asset to Hackney and to London.
In particular, they have done great work on the 'Get Set to make your mascot' competition, a challenge we set to young people across the UK...
Heather, LOCOG Marketing team, 26 October 2010
Last week I took a trip out to a little primary school called Pippins, in Colnbrook, to give an assembly to just over 200 pupils about the Olympics and Paralympics. The response was enthusiastic and inspiring - children in the UK are clearly learning alot and getting excited about the Games.
The morning was so much fun and it was great to see the students so excited to be visiting the Olympic Park and seeing how well the work was progressing!
Jonathan Edwards, London 2012 Board member, 27 May 2010
Yesterday I visited Eldon Junior School in Edmonton to launch a great initiative called 'Let's Get Cooking Around The World'. You can watch a video of me and the kids talking about our visit.
It's a languages project which is part of our Get Set education programme, and also part of the Inspire programme. The Year 4 students at Eldon Junior School had a great time learning how to make Brazilian mango and banana smoothies and speak Portuguese at the same time!
Theo, London 2012 50p coin designer, 18 March 2010
Back in the summer last year I entered a competition to design the next 50 pence coin based on Cycling for the Olympics so I thought I would give it a go, never expecting to stand even the slightest chance of winning.
Kathryn, LOCOG Education team, 17 March 2010
Kathryn, LOCOG Education team, 7 March 2010
At a recent visit to the Joseph Whitaker School in Nottinghamshire I was shown powerfully again the power the International Inspiration programme is having on young people here in the UK.