Olympic dream for town’s schools

Auchmuty High being presented with plaque from Commonwealth Games Gold-winning gymnast Steven Frew

Auchmuty High being presented with plaque from Commonwealth Games Gold-winning gymnast Steven Frew

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TWO Glenrothes schools have been getting into the Olympic spirit ahead of the London games in July.

Auchmuty and Glenwood High Schools have both been credited as London 2012 Get Set network schools.

Commonwealth Gold medal winner Steven Frew presented Auchmuty High School with their award recently, to acknowledge their involvement in the London 2012 education programme.

Martin Howitt, leader of health and well-being at Auchmuty High School, was thrilled to welcome gymnast, adding what the school had to do to become a London 2012 Get Set network school.

He said: “I had him speak to the PE pupils while he was in. I hope he inspired them, they seemed impressed.

“He delivered two different talks, one about his life and the other about barriers in everyone’s life and how to overcome them. He also did a demonstration on the pummel horse.

“Getting this award is basically a recognition of what we have done so far to link into the Olympics.

“We have had quite a few projects going into the summer. One of them was linking up Home Economics with Badminton- looking into nutritional needs.

“That’s a good example of what we have done here and it all ties in with the Curriculum for Excellence.”

Sebastian Coe, Chairman of LOCOG, praised Auchmuty High and welcomed them into the Olympic scheme.

He said: “We made a clear promise to use the power of the 2012 Games to inspire young people.

“I am proud to welcome Auchmuty High School in to the Get Set network for their exciting work around the Olympic Values of friendship, excellence and respect and the Paralympic values of inspiration, courage, determination and equality.”

36% of schools in Scotland are Get Set network schools.