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Olympic Dream Grant

Schools in Hethersett have been awarded a grant of over 8,500 to help them to continue living the Olympic dream.

Schools across England engaged with the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games were invited to apply for grants of up to 8,800 under the Plan Your 2012 scheme which is a joint initiative between the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) and the Department for Education.

Plan Your 2012 sees schools joining the London 2012 Get Set network which recognises their passion for the Games and their success in building partnerships across the local community. The schools in the Hethersett Cluster are either members of or have applied to become members of the network.

Our school cluster which includes Hethersett Woodside Infant and Nursery School, Hethersett Junior School, Hethersett High School, Cringleford Primary School, Little Melton Primary School, Mulbarton Infant School and Mulbarton Junior School, has been awarded  8,580 to help organise a host of  Olympic themed events between now and the Games.

LOCOG Chair Sebastian Coe said: "The grants will mean that more schools and more young people can be inspired by and benefit from local leadership and best practice in their area. Members of the Get Set Network like these Norfolk schools are brilliant advocates for London 2012 - demonstrating what a positive difference linking learning to the Games can make to young people.

"Participating in Plan Your 2012 gives engaged schools a fantastic opportunity to take the lead in supporting other schools and their local community, enabling them to make the most of London 2012.

The Hethersett Cluster bid was put together by Neil Henery, Head of Cringleford Primary School and Fiona Whiting, Extended Schools Co-ordinator for the Hethersett Cluster.

"We are looking to celebrate all the excellent work that the schools have done in their local communities," Fiona said.

Children's Minister Tim Loughton said: "Sport can bring out the best in everyone and the London 2012 Games is a great opportunity for us to inspire a generation of young people. Schools are spreading the Olympic and Paralympic values across their local communities as well as providing more opportunities for competitive sport. It will give schools the chance to create their own legacy that will last far beyond 2012."

To see just some of the events and ideas planned in and around Hethersett under the scheme click here.