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31 July 2012

Study Centre gets involved in Olympic Opening Ceremony

The Norwich City Football Club Study Centre was lucky enough to be invited to take part in a Guard of Honour for athletes as part of the Olympic Opening Ceremony, taking seven young people from Norwich for an experience of a lifetime.

A total of 2,000 pupils from 250 schools in the UK took part in the celebrations, and created a ‘guard of honour’ by lining the route the athletes took from their Village through the Olympic Park and into the Olympic Stadium, holding lanterns and banners and cheering loudly!

The NCFC Study Centre students played their part magnificently by proudly displaying the hand painted banner they had created to welcome the athletes from Zimbabwe.  As well as having the opportunity to cheer on the world’s greatest athletes and be part of an historic moment, the children also got the chance to tour the Olympic Park before it officially opened to the public and take in all the magnificent sights and sounds as the final rehearsals were made for the Opening Ceremony. 

The young people- Sahara, Megan, Katie, Hannah, William, Archie and Charlie- were from 4 different High Schools and were all invited to participate due to their achievements in completing the Study Centre’s Double Club programme. Three schools from Norfolk joined NCFC Study Centre on the trip to London supporting one of the 204 competing teams.

Katie Cole said: "It was a great honour to take part in the Guard of Honour and support the Zimbabwe Athletes and Team GB. We fully endorse all of the Olympic values and have had a fantastic year celebrating the Olympics at the Study Centre”.

The NCFC Study Centre was selected to take part in the event through the reward and recognition programme of the Get Set network, the official London 2012 education programme which it has been a member of since 2010.

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