Pride value awards presented to role models
by Graham Tutthill
Awards have been presented to children, young people, teachers
and community members for showing Olympic and Paralympic values
through their commitment and enthusiasm.
More than 250 people attended the Dover district celebration
event for the Kent Schools Pride Values Award Programme which was
held at Dover Cruise Terminal.
Children and young people had been awarded gold medals by their
schools for demonstrating one or more of the Pride Values over a
sustained period of time and had proved to be outstanding role
models for other young people to emulate.
Local children and young people who won gold medals at this
summer’s Kent Schools Games were also congratulated for outstanding
Among them was
Darcie Cooper pictured (left) with Chris Cook, the British swimming
record-holder and Beijing Olympic finalist, who was the guest
speaker at the event.
Additionally there was praise for teachers who had been
presented with gold medals for providing outstanding opportunities
for young people to engage in a range of London 2012-related
programmes and activities.
Over the past six years, Dover District’s Pass the Passion
project provided opportunities for youngsters to become involved
with London 2012 through a wide variety of cultural and sporting
projects supporting Dover’s successful bid to host the Olympic
The event also launched Dover’s Legacy from London 2012, with a
collaborative commitment from Kent County Council and key local
partners to the continuation and further development of the Pass
the Passion programme.
Full story and more photos in this week's Dover
Mercury and East Kent Mercury.
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