Proud to be part of the Olympic Get Set Network

20th Mar, 2012 | Latest News

Students and lecturers at Nelson and Colne College are proud to be part of the London 2012 Get Set Network, in recognition of their commitment to the Olympic and Paralympic Values.

Having supported 5 Youth Sport Ambassadors with the Pendle Sport Partnership, the College is keen to promote the Olympic ethos amongst young people in Pendle and the surrounding boroughs.

The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) awarded Nelson and Colne 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.

Catherine Stanworth, Head of Sport at Nelson and Colne College said, “Our students 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.’

So far, Nelson and Colne College’s Youth Sport Ambassadors have been working with the Pendle Sport Partnership to deliver a range of inspiring sport initiavties to young people. In addition to attending the Young Ambassadors Conference at Old Trafford Cricket Ground, they are holding Adistar Training sessions at local high schools and are helping local primary schools to organise Olympic Days.

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 Nelson and Colne 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.”

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