Cash boost for Gosport school that backs Olympics

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A SECONDARY school has won a grant to get Gosport in shape for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Bridgemary Sports College has been awarded £8,800 from the Department for Education’s Plan Your 2012 scheme to show neighbouring schools the benefits of physical exercise across the curriculum.

Scott Sivier, who manages Gosport’s School Sports Partnership, said he was thrilled with the cash boost which will fund training, sports events and visits from top athletes.

He said: ‘At Bridgemary we are fully committed to ensuring all young people are involved in the build-up to the Olympics.

‘This is a fantastic year for engaging young people in sport as well as the benefits the Olympics can have on education and all subject areas.’

Bridgemary is the only school across the region and one of just 48 who have been chosen by the Olympics Committee to advocate the 2012 Olympics.

It will also be receiving the Olympic Torch on July 15 as it travels across the country.

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