The London 2012 Committee has announced its plans for schoolchildren throughout the UK to participate in various sports and culture related activities for World Sport Day on June 25 this year.
The nationwide event, will mark the opening of Lloyds TSB National School Sport Week, and will be the last event of the official London 2012 education programme; known as ‘Get Set’, before the 2012 Games begin.
Zoe Smith British weightlifter and member of Team GB spoke of her elation at being part of the 2012 World Sport Day on the official London 2012 website:
“London 2012 World Sport Day is a great way to celebrate how London 2012 will bring athletes together from so many different cultures. I’m delighted to be part of World Sport Day and how it will help young people to learn about these different elements, as well as getting excited about the Games!”
Sharing Zoe Smith’s enthusiasm of how the June 25 event will give youngsters the opportunity the celebrate athletes and cultures from around the world is the London 2012 Committee Chair, Seb Coe, who said:
“With the Games almost here, World Sport Day presented by Lloyds TSB is a fantastic opportunity to bring the young people of the UK together on one day to celebrate our amazing athletes from all over the world and their nations and cultures.”
The 2012 World Sport Day will feature various activities, ranging from staging their own opening ceremonies, exploring and discovering different cultures across the globe by looking at different languages, flags, music, food and of course sport, will be taking place in schools and colleges across England and Wales on June 25.
Definitely an exciting prelude to what promises to be an electrifying Olympic Games!