Children take on Box Hill for London 2012 World Sport Day
25 June 2012
Surrey Sports Park is celebrating London 2012 World Sport Day and Lloyds TSB National School Sport Week by inviting a number of local school children to take on the Olympic Road race route around Surrey’s Box Hill, but in virtual reality!
The simulator, which is being provided free of charge to local schools, has been set-up to encourage young people to enjoy the Olympics and specifically the road race event on our doorsteps, navigating every twist and turn that the Olympians will experience as they battle it out for Olympic gold.
The film is completely interactive and provides the opportunity to ride the iconic 8 mile loop around Box Hill with our trained instructors.
To date George Abbot School, Ash Manor School, Winston Churchill School and Therfield School have all enjoyed sessions at Surrey Sports Park. Over 40 sessions are currently in place to host more than 600 young people ahead of the races in late July.
Schools across the UK are celebrating the athletes and cultures of the teams competing in this summer’s Olympic and Paralympic Games on London 2012 World Sport Day, presented by Lloyds TSB. The schools are undertaking activities that showcased the sport, music, dance, language, food and flags of the selected teams they had chosen to learn about.
The events were an opener to Lloyds TSB National School Sport Week, an annual five-day celebration of PE, sport and the Olympic and Paralympic Values, within schools across the UK.
Seb Coe, London 2012 chair, said: ‘With the Games only weeks away now, it’s great to see the way young people are joining schools across the UK to celebrate our amazing athletes from all over the world, and their nations and cultures. World Sport Day presented by Lloyds TSB has showcased all the work young people are doing on the teams they have been supporting and many of the schools have also inspired parents, governors, members of the wider community and other local schools to join in with this fantastic opportunity to celebrate sport and cultures of the world.’
For more information on the Box Hill Challenge call Andy Shelley (Outreach Officer) on 01483 686951 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.