Beacon Primary School pupils set for Olympics

Pupils from The Beacon Primary School welcomed back former pupil and Olympic sailor Stevie Morrison as part of a 2012 Olympic education programme

Exmouth Olympian Stevie Morrison returned to his former school, teaming up with pupils as part of the London 2012 Get Set network.

Youngsters and staff at The Beacon Primary School received a plaque and certificate in recognition of their involvement in the London 2012 education programme.

They now join schools and colleges across the UK as members of the special London 2012 community – the Get Set network – where they will receive access to exclusive competitions and 2012 Games-related opportunities.

World sailing champion Stevie Morrison presented the school with its awards, which marks how The Beacon School pupils are ‘excellent examples’ of the way London 2012 is helping to spark young people’s imagination - inspiring them to get involved and make a difference.

Mr Morrison said: “They have clearly demonstrated that London 2012’s education programme extends far beyond PE and sport and I hope they will motivate other young people to join their journey.”

Sebastian Coe, chairman of London 2012 Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG), said: “I am proud to welcome The Beacon 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.”