When I arrived on Monday, I was greeted by Kathryn, the education manager of my department. We discussed the different activities I would be doing during the week and what my roles I will have. The main priority being that 20 teachers from around the UK, were scheduled to visit the LOCOG building on Wednesday. Some of the teachers were travelling from as far as Scotland and Northern Ireland. We had to arrange travel and overnight accommodation for the majority of attendees. Also we to prepare a presentation of such quality that they’d leave the event pumped full of enthusiasm about the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Our main goal was to illustrate how education and the core values of the Olympic and Paralympic Games can be one entity.
Due to brilliant planning, preparation and input by the attendees, I thought that the event was a complete success. We were extremely happy with the progress made and with all of the comments we received about how we should make sure that our plans are exciting and right for teachers and pupils.
The next day was not only monumental to me, but to the whole of LOCOG; the launch event for our official sports sponsor, adidas. Attending the launch and watching history take place before my very own eyes re-programmed into my brain the scale of the project that I am a part of.
This truly is a once in a lifetime opportunity for anyone, regardless of age, sex, race and disability. We at LOCOG are all contributing to something very special, and will change a lot of people’s lives for the better. For generations to come, people will reap the rewards of the legacy of London 2012. There’s plenty of work still left to do for us to achieve this common goal, so let’s get down to business.
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