for Schools initiative was set up through the Education
and Employers Taskforce charity by BBC Business Editor Robert Peston, and encourages leaders in their field to give
talks in state schools and colleges.
Throughout the week, senior London 2012 figures including Deputy Chair Sir Keith Mills, Director of HR Jean Tomlin, Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson and Jonathan Edwards will give talks in schools in London, Edinburgh and Stockton-on-Tees.
London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) Chair Seb Coe said: ‘Speakers for Schools enables leading people in their sectors to share their experiences with young people to inspire them to aim high. This is very much in line with our own vision at London 2012 and I’m delighted to support this initiative.’
The schools and colleges taking part in the London 2012 Speakers for Schools Week are all part of the Get Set network, in recognition of their work to incorporate the Olympic and Paralympic Values into their curriculum.
Get Set network schools are able to claim free tickets to London 2012 until 16 December 2011 through the Ticketshare scheme.