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Published 24th Jun 2011

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Middlesbrough students are heading to London next week as part of the build-up to the 2012 Olympic Games.

The group from Oakfields Community and Trinity Catholic Colleges are taking part in a visit organised by Middlesbrough Council’s Sports Development Team.

The 22-strong delegation, which sets out on Monday, June 27, will visit the Olympic Park in the London borough of Hackney.

Once in London the students will be taking part in a two-day sports and activity programme organised by Hackney’s School Sports Partnership.

The two-day programme will see students from the five London boroughs hosting next year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games participating alongside their Middlesbrough counterparts in a range of events including a five-a-side tournament, wheelchair basketball, archery, orienteering, disc golf and a cycle ride around the Olympic Park.

The visit will also include workshops and discussions with former Olympic athletes.

The Trinity students will set out on Monday afternoon, with the Oakfields contingent leaving Middlesbrough at 4am on Tuesday, with all returning on Wednesday.

The visit follows a similar trip made by a group of Middlesbrough students last year.

Councillor Brenda Thompson, Middlesbrough Council’s Executive Member for Public Health and Sport, said: “There’s a real sense of excitement and anticipation ahead of the Olympics 2012, especially as Middlesbrough is on the Torch Relay Route.

“This visit will be a terrific experience for the students and I am sure it will inspire them to go on to achieve their own sporting dreams.”

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