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Thousands create human Olympic logo

More than 2,000 schoolchildren turned themselves into a giant Olympic logo to celebrate the event in their community.

The human logo was created by 2,012 pupils at Collingwood College in Camberley to celebrate the Olympic-inspired P&G Surrey School Games.

The games have been organised to encourage young people to take part in sport during the year of the London 2012 Games.

Helyn Clack, Surrey County Council’s cabinet member for community services and the 2012 Games, said: “Thousands of children created a slice of Olympic history right here in Surrey.

“The children were beaming with excitement as they took to the sports field to create the giant London 2012 logo.

“It’s going to be the most exciting year of sport this country has ever seen and events like this encourage more young people to get active. It may even inspire the next generation of Olympic and Paralympic athletes.”

The P&G Surrey School Games has already seen more than 3,000 children take part in a selection of sport and art competitions.

The logo event also included a demonstration from Camberley Judo Club, a gymnastics spectacular by Collingwood College students and a display of 50 flags created by children from Surrey and across the world.

The Olympic torch relay will be travelling through Guildford on July 20. It will be carried through the streets before being taken to Stoke Park for a family-friendly celebration.

Surrey is also hosting the men’s and women’s Olympic cycling road race events on the opening weekend of the Games (28 and 29 July) and the Olympic road cycling time trials on 1 August.


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