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Sprinting ahead with the Olympic legacy
12:00am Monday 17th September 2012 in Andover
THE Olympic legacy was in good hands in Vernham Dean on Wednesday with the launch of the Olympicinspired programme Be the Best you can Be! programme.
It enables young people to discover and develop the unique potential within themselves and inspires, engages and empowers them to pursue and fulfil their dreams.
This unique programme has been developed as an educational legacy going beyond sport and far beyond the inspiration of London 2012 to inspire the youth of Britain and the rest of the world.
It includes a staff development day, followed by the programme launch, where an inspirational special speaker, an Olympian, Paralympian or other high achiever, shares their story of how success is a journey with the need to overcome inevitable setbacks. As role models, they kick start each school launch and bring the ‘achievement of dreams’ into the curriculum.
The programme concludes with a Celebration where all the young people and teachers share what they have learnt and support each other in pursuing their dreams and goals.
Martin Lambert head at Vernham Dean Gillum’s CofE Primary School said: “I was determined that our school would be one of the schools to undertake the Be the Best you can Be!
Programme as it begins to roll out nationally.
“The inspiration offered by High Achievers including Olympians and Paralympians who strive to achieve their dreams is incredibly powerful and can really reach out and engage our young people.
“I am pleased to welcome Adam Pengilly, Winter Olympian and member of the IOC to launch our programme and my teachers and I look forward to delivering this exciting and transformational programme.”
The programme participants are presented with a recognition medallion produced and sponsored by the Royal Mint.