A tour promoting the London 2012 Games legacy has seen more Grantham schools pledge to follow the Olympic and Paralympic values.
Grantham-based sports charity Inspire+ is continuing its ‘Legacy Tour’ of schools in South Kesteven, a follow on from last year’s South Kesteven Cultural and Olympic Tour prior to the Games.
Sporting young ambassadors are visiting schools in the district to deliver a pledge book, in which staff and pupils will express how they plan to promote and encourage sport for all.
Isaac Newton Primary School is one of the 70 schools across the district taking part. Pippa Walker said: “We received the Legacy Log from Sandon School, which was inspirational in itself.
“The Inspire+ Legacy Tour has really helped keep the Olympic values (perseverance, excellence, courage, respect, equality, friendship and inspiration) fresh in the children’s minds.”
The tour started in Grantham in April and will finish on July 23, taking in all primary and secondary schools in South Kesteven. It will use the inspirational Paralympic Games, focusing on disability sports and emphasising sport for all, in a bid to support the London 2012 Games legacy aspiration to inspire a generation.
Each Inspire+ member school will get a free Boccia set plus the use of a bag of Paralympic equipment for the day to compete in games such as blind football, seated volleyball and guided running.
* Information: www.inspireplus.org.uk