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Sutton schools warm up for 2012 Olympics 21.01.11

Sutton schools are being invited to get ready for the 2012 Olympics by joining a national programme set up to help young people benefit from the Games.

2012 Games

The 'Get Set Network' has been set up to help pupils make the most of the Games by providing learning resources and giving schools the chance to win prizes, such as visits from past Olympians or the 2012 mascots, Wenlock and Mandeville. 

Membership of the programme may even give schools priority access to tickets. 

The Sutton Olympic and Paralympic Forum, a group set up in 2005 to help make sure that Sutton benefits as much as possible from the London 2012 Games, has sent a letter to every school in the borough urging them to sign up.

Cllr Graham Tope, Executive Member for Community Safety, Leisure and Libraries on Sutton Council and Chair of Sutton's Olympic and Paralympic Forum, said: "The Olympics coming to our home city is a once in a lifetime event for all of us, including our young people.

"We're very keen that Sutton's residents can make the most of this opportunity, which is why we want Sutton schools to join the 'Get Set Network' to help make sure that our students can get involved in and benefit from the Olympics and Paralympics, including going to see the events."

For more information on the 'Get Set Network' visit http://getset.london2012.com

For more information on what Sutton is doing to get ready for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, visit www.teamsutton.co.uk

Last updated: Monday, 14 February 2011

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