Suffolk schools lead the way in Olympic programme

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SUFFOLK is the first county in the region to have all its schools signed up to the official London 2012 Get Set Education Programme.

The county officially has the largest number of schools signed up to the programme, but there are still 108 schools that have not registered with the network that provides a number of Olympic and Paralympic related benefits.

Suffolk currently has 381 educational establishments, of which 100 per cent are registered with Get Set and 71.2 per cent of which are members of the Get Set network.

The county’s children and young people will benefit from the wide range of free resources available through the Get Set Network, such as visits from athletes and fun activities linked to The Games.

Kathy Gosling, Suffolk County Council’s portfolio holder for sport, culture, diversity, health and wellbeing, said: “I am delighted to announce that all our schools here in Suffolk have signed up to the Get Set Programme and I would strongly urge any school that is yet to become a member of the Get Set Network to do so soon to avoid pupils from missing out.”

Schools can apply on-line to join the Get Set Network at www.london2012.com/getset.