Holloway School gets Olympic recognition

HOLLOWAY School has been awarded membership of London 2012’s Get Set network as recognition of its commitment to Olympic values.

The school, in Hilldrop Road, Holloway, was awarded a plaque and a certificate to acknowledge its involvement in the London 2012 education programme, organised by the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG).

Students and staff have used the message of the Olympics to launch cross-curricular projects and competitions, a new school sports council, and the initiation of student “Olympic ambassadors”.

Lord Sebastian Coe, chairman of LOCOG, said: “I am proud to welcome Holloway School into 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.”

Bob Hamlyn, head teacher of Holloway School, said: “As a Specialist Sports College we are really proud to be part of this programme. The Olympics and Paralympics epitomise some of our own key messages to students - participation, striving for excellence, and the celebration of a diverse community. Our Olympic ambassadors are great role models for other students, and are keen to roll out the Olympic message.”

Students at Holloway will now receive access to exclusive competitions and opportunities associated with the London 2012 Games.