Olympic tickets up for grabs for schools

Picture of Seb Coe and Boris Johnson launching the Ticketshare schemeLondon 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 network(http://getset.london2012.com/en/home), 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 on earth.

"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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