Old Buckenham High receives Olympic praise

A Norfolk high school has boosted its sporting credentials after joining an Olympics education scheme.

Old Buckenham High School is set to hold its own Olympic Day later this year after being welcomed into the London 2012 Get Set network.

Students will be coached in various Olympic events ranging from fencing to archery during the event that will be held at the school on Thursday, July 14.

The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games also awarded Old Buckenham High School 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 London 2012 community – the Get Set network – and will receive access to competitions and 2012 Olympic-related opportunities over the coming years.

The award comes after the school was made a specialist sports college last year.

Peter Whear, headteacher, said: 'This wonderful accolade is another example of the school achieving excellence together and makes us all at the school incredibly proud.'

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To become a member of the new Get Set network, schools and colleges need to complete an application form and showcase their student-led work around the Olympic values via a dedicated blog. They will receive the right to use the London 2012 education logo on their headed paper, website and school sign.

The school will also hold a special presentation evening to reward students who were behind the Olympic work.

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