Cirencester Kingshill school pupils to form 2012 guard of honour
THE eyes of the world will be on Cirencester Kingshill students, who have been chosen to form part of a guard of honour for the world’s athletes, as they make they way into the Olympic Stadium.
Pupils Rihad Rahman, Pat Whelan, Harry Wilson, Ellie Burston, Ellie Ramsey, Georgia Miller, Becky Giles and Lucy Mackenzie will join 2,000 other students lining the route as athletes make their way into the Olympic Stadium, for the London 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony.
Helen Pauling, school games organiser for the Cotswold School Sport Network based at Kingshill school said: “This is a fantastic once in a life time opportunity for these students who have worked hard promoting the Olympic and Paralympic values at Cirencester Kingshill School and in the local primary and special schools.
“We are all very excited to be able to soak up the atmosphere of the Olympic Stadium and support all the athletes as they enter the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games 2012.”
Each school will support a different country and will be armed with banners and lanterns. Kingshill will be supporting Turkey along with team GB.
Kingshill was one of just 249 schools across the UK chosen to form the guard of honour and one of only four schools in Gloucestershire represented.
Schools were chosen through the Get Set network because of their commitment to incorporating the Olympic and Paralympic value into school life and the curriculum.
Pupils from Beaudesert Park School are also preparing to form the student guard of honour.
Beaudesert Park School sports teacher Louisa Smith said: “This is the opportunity of a lifetime. The children are really excited about going to London and being right in the heart of things as all those amazing athletes from around the world make their way into the Olympic stadium."