Get set, go - Seb Coe sees Olympic spirit at Mossbourne Academy
Hackney pupils met one of the top driving forces of the London Olympics this week as they get set for the 2012 Games.
Seb Coe, athletics champion and chairman of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG), visited Mossbourne Community Academy in Downs Park Road on Tuesday (March 1) to see how they are being inspired by the build up.
Students from every year group gave their special guest a tour of their school, introduced their Met-Track athletics coaching programme and asked him questions about how the Games would affect their lives.
Lord Coe, who trained at Hackney’s Morningside Primary School as a young athlete, also presented Mossbourne with the Get Set Network plaque in recognition of its work around the Olympics.
“I’m thrilled to have visited Mossbourne Community Academy and seen for myself how inspired its students are by the London 2012 Games,” he said.
You may also want to watch:
“Our vision has always been to use the power of the Games to inspire change and this school is making this a reality. Meeting some of the students today has shown me how they are making the most of the London 2012 Games coming to London in just over 500 days time.”
- 1 "Outcry" over fortnightly rubbish collection in Stamford Hill
- 2 Campaigners to protest at GP surgeries as outrage grows over US takeover
- 3 Three men who went on stabbing spree in Hackney convicted of murder
- 4 "Predator" jailed after sexually assaulting sleeping woman on Hackney bus
- 5 Hackney police commander calls on community to "play its part" in crime prevention
- 6 Newington Green's Meeting House to stream concert series for Mary Wollstonecraft's 262nd Birthday
- 7 Three men charged following Hackney shooting
- 8 ‘We are still human’: homeless households speak out over living conditions
- 9 Calls for black women's voices to also be heard in light of Sarah Everard death
- 10 Hackney restaurant exhibits local artists with new art space