Olympic tickets up for grabs for schools
London 2012 Chair Seb Coe and Mayor of London Boris Johnson
have sent out a rallying cry to schools to ensure they do not miss
out on tickets to London 2012.
Some 50,000 tickets will be distributed to schools across
the UK through the Ticketshare initiative.
A further 25,000 tickets will also be distributed by the
British Olympic Association, British Paralympic Association, Sport
England and Tickets for Troops, while a further 125,000 tickets are
available to London schoolchildren.
The Ticketshare initiative is part of the London 2012 Get Set
the official London 2012 education programme for schools and
colleges across the UK.
LOCOG Chair Seb Coe commented: "Schools and colleges across
London and the UK have a golden opportunity to give some of their
pupils the chance of a lifetime – tickets to see the greatest show
"More than 18,000 schools have taken the first step towards
claiming their tickets by registering with Get Set. Now is the time
for them to go one step further and apply to join the Get Set
network and claim their Ticketshare tickets."
More than 3,000 schools are part of the London 2012 Get Set
network currently and have already been guaranteed an allocation of
tickets. Twenty Medway schools are amongst those to have been
accepted into the network or to have applied.
In order to be eligible to receive their allocation of tickets,
schools must submit an application (http://getset.london2012.com/en/join-us/register)
to join the Get Set programme by 16 December 2011.
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