YOUNGSTERS from Monkspath Junior and Infant School certainly carried a torch for success when they were chosen to visit the London 2012 Olympic Park.
One of 60 schools and colleges from across the UK to win the exclusive opportunity, the school enjoyed the day after taking part in a prize draw as a reward for joining the London 2012 Get Set network.
The initiative is a network of schools from across the UK who have demonstrated a commitment to the Olympic and Paralympic values by using the Games to add value to the life of the school.
Pupil Anna Richmond, who is nine, added: “The Olympics is inspiring because of the countries that come together and the fact that all the athletes work so hard to achieve their dreams.”
Seb Coe, Chair of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG), said: “I’m delighted Monkspath School won the opportunity to visit the London 2012 Olympic Park after they were successful in the prize draw available to Get Set network schools and colleges. I hope they were inspired to return to Solihull and continue their work on the great Olympic and Paralympic projects as part of the Get Set education programme.”
Schools can visit www.london2012.com/getset for details on how to join in.