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Dedication to Olympics shown by ‘GetSetters’

Although the 2012 will be held in London, two schools in Falkirk will also be showing their support and getting involved with the big event.

Falkirk High and Oxgang Primary in Grangemouth have been recognised for their commitment to Olympic values and have become part of the ‘GetSet’ network.

The two schools are now active members of the ‘GetSet’ London 2012 education programme which aims to inspire pupils by offering them the chance to take part in a series of special events.

The pupils from the participating schools will be staging a mock Olympics with its own opening ceremony and it will all be arranged and organised by the pupils themselves.

The schools were presented with two giant Olympic mascots and a special plaque to commemorate and recognize their commitment to the 2012 Olympics.

Sebastian Coe, organising committee chairman for the games said: “The pupil’s work is an excellent example of how London 2012 is helping to spark young people’s imagination and inspiring them to get involved.

“The education programme extends far beyond PE and sport and I hope it will motivate young people to join their journey.”

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