Wandsworth schools in line for thousands of 2012 Olympic tickets


All schools and colleges in the area are eligible to apply for these tickets.


By Thomas Duffell

Wandsworth schools are in line for thousands of 2012 Olympic tickets through a London community network.

All schools/colleges are eligible to apply for these tickets, but to secure an allocation of tickets a school must demonstrate its commitment to the Olympic and Paralympic values by joining the Get Set network.

Schools must apply for the Get Set network before 16th December, and simply being registered is not the same as being a Get Set network member.

The council’s cabinet member for education and children’s services, Councillor Kathy Tracey, urged schools to apply.

“I would urge them not to miss out on what will no doubt be a once in a lifetime experience for their pupils,” she said.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for schools to share in the excitement of the London 2012 Olympic Games.”

The Get Set network is a special community of schools and colleges that demonstrate a commitment to the Olympic Values of friendship, excellence and respect.

The aim of the network is to use the 2012 Games to inspire students to get involved in values-based projects and activities.

The tickets will be funded through a levy on the Prestige Ticketing London 2012 hospitality packages through the Prestige Ticketing programme.

The tickets will be for sessions in all 26 Olympic and 20 Paralympic sports. They will be allocated using an automated and random process that is fair and equitable for all schools.

In January 2012 every Get Set network school will receive confirmation of how many tickets it has been allocated. The schools will also be given practical ideas and materials to help them distribute the tickets fairly and to the most-deserving students.

By joining the network schools will have the opportunity to use the London 2012 Education logo on their school sign, headed paper, website, and newsletter.

Schools will also be offered exclusive opportunities including visits from Olympians and Paralympians once they have joined the network.

To apply schools will need fill in a simple online form and answer three questions: In not more than 200 words, tell us why you got involved in Get Set, summarise what you and your students have done/are doing to demonstrate a commitment to the Olympic and Paralympic Values, tell us what plans you have to continue this work in the future.

So far, 90 schools have registered with London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games’ (LOCOG) Get Set education programmes and rescources. But, only 50% of the 90 schools will be eligible for the tickets having become Get Set Network members.

There are a total of 125,000 tickets available through the network, with up to 50,000 provided directly through the network and an additional 75,000 contributed by the Mayor of London Boris Johnson in partnership with LOCOG.

To check if your school is already a member, to apply, or for more information visit the Get Set network website http//



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