A teaching assistant at Anne Edward’s School, South Cerney, was on hand at Lord’s Cricket Ground during the Olympics
A TEACHING assistant from Cirencester took time out of her summer holidays to lend a hand at the Olympics.
Anne Clayton, a teaching assistant at Anne Edward’s School, South Cerney, was on hand at Lord’s Cricket Ground during the archery events at this year’s games.
Anne said she had been determined to get involved in the Olympics from the moment London was named as the host city for 2012.
“As soon as they announced that we had got the Olympics I went onto the website to see if I could get involved or get tickets,” she said.
“I made a point of saying ‘I want to do every job’.
“I sold tickets, I dealt with the queue outside, I was on the door, on the athlete’s entrance, on the journalist’s entrance – you name it I did it.”
Anne, who said she is looking forward to telling the pupils at Anne Edward’s all about her experiences next month, said she was particularly impressed by the attitude of the crowds at Lord’s.
“I was on duty in the stands for the last afternoon and the atmosphere was amazing, especially as you realise most of the spectators probably didn’t know much about archery,” she said.
“There weren’t even any British people competing but the crowds were so supportive. “It was an amazing experience – if I could do it again next time I’d be straight over to Rio.
“It would quite a commute but it would be worth it."