The Olympic Volunteers are Ready to Go! - May 2012
The Olympic flame has been lit at the Temple of Hera, next to the historic ruins of the ancient Olympic games and the tension is rising as we await its arrival in the UK this Thursday, prior to it beginning its journey around the UK on Friday.
But it is not only the athletes who are counting down the days to London 2012, thousands of Olympic volunteers will also be watching excitedly as the torch begins its journey and the excitement and anticipation of their involvement in the Games of 2012 draws ever nearer.
Three of these volunteers who are simply delighted to be part of London 2012 are based at Royal Russell School and for each of them it is a chance to get involved in a once in a life time experience. Miss Hughes, Head of Upper Juniors and Year 4 Teacher will be working in Event Services at the Aquatic Centre, Mrs Ransom, Data Manager and Music Administrator will be a Print Distribution Team member for the Technology Team – delivering the results services to the Media and her daughter Mrs Lloyd, who teaches girls' PE in the Junior School, has secured a Games Maker role in the Event Services team under the mobility team and will be working at Excel for the games. Mrs Lloyd had secured a dance place in the opening ceremony but had to sacrifice this role due to her games maker role, she commented, “It is a real shame, as the opportunity to be part of something that amazing would have been fantastic.”
And finally, with a slightly different view on how to get involved in the Olympics this summer is English teacher and author of three books Mr Jonny Muir. Jonny who works in the Senior School left his colleagues gasping in amazement when he announced his plans to celebrate the event. Jonny and three friends plan to do an Arch to Arc challenge during London 2012 as their own personally organized celebration. They will be running from Marble Arch to the south coast, kayaking the Channel, then cycling to Paris. All in about 5 days at the beginning of August!
Mr Muir Takes on Arch to Arc Challenge
Ain't No Mountain High Enough