Boston College’s values win an Olympics 2012 link-up

Melanie Marshall, Boston's very own Olympic Medallist presented the Get Set plaque to Dan Cole, sports lecturer and further education sports co-ordinator at Boston College. NA

Melanie Marshall, Boston's very own Olympic Medallist presented the Get Set plaque to Dan Cole, sports lecturer and further education sports co-ordinator at Boston College. NA

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BOSTON College is celebrating after linking up with the 2012 London Olympic Games.

The college recently secured its involvement with the Olympic 2012 Get Set Network – a community of educators using Olympics values to inspire their students and encourage the involvement of Olympic-inspired projects and activities.

Dan Cole, sports lecturer at the college, said: “We are really excited to be part of the Get Set Network. Hosting The Olympics in 2012 will be a momentous occasion for the country and will be a defining period for a whole generation.

“Embedding the Olympic values into college life will not only inspire our students towards the Games, but will give them the opportunity to make an impact on the community and their own future careers.”

To be a part of the scheme, Boston College had to demonstrate its commitment to the Olympic values of respect, friendship, equality, excellence, inspiration, courage and determination. One of the ways it achieved this was through its ‘The Games’ event where students competed against those from 15 other local schools.

Being part of the network means the college will now receive rewards and recognition from London 2012 - including tickets for students and access to opportunities to volunteer at the Olympic Games itself.

A college spokesman said: “With Get Set, the college can enhance young people’s learning through sport, culture and education so everyone can get involved in the magic and inspiration of the London 2012 Olympic Games.”