Team Kenilworth embraces the 2012 Olympics
THE OLYMPIC spirit is truly alive in Kenilworth as the country prepares for tonight’s opening ceremony of the long-anticipated 2012 games.
Two Kenilworth School teachers have made their way to London to be a game volunteers. Chesford Grange has become the home of Olympic footballers. Olympic murals have been created and sporting events have been top of the agenda in the town all summer.
Cllr Richard Davies (Con, St John’s) said: “I can’t believe we have our own mini-Olympic village in the town - the footballers are staying at the hotel and members of the gym are only allowed access at certain times. It’s quite exciting.”
Jo Howell and Ruth Spink, teachers at Kenilworth School, have been selected from 250,000 applicants to be part of the 70,000 strong team of Games Makers. Mrs Howell, head of technology, will be at the Olympic Stadium as a photo team member and English teacher Ms Spink, will be at North Greenwich Arena as part of the press operations.
Mrs Howell said: “We’re so much looking forward to the whole experience - it will be something I’m sure we’ll remember for a very long time.”
Other teachers at the school have also been getting into the Olympic spirit including Stephen Hillier, who, with a number of year ten students, created an Olympic mural.
And only weeks ago more than 20,000 people lined the streets in Kenilworth to welcome the Olympic Torch Relay to the district and family fun events were organised in Abbey Fields and Abbey End to encourage families to get involved in sport.
Cllr George Illingworth, town mayor, toured the events, which included dressage, football and orienteering, with Daphne Harrison who represented Great Britain as a swimmer in the 1952 Olympic Games. He said: “It was fantastic to see so many families enjoying themselves, and this event really got people into the Olympic spirit.
“The event couldn’t have taken place without the sports clubs, organisations and partners that worked together to deliver this once in a lifetime event and I would like to thank them for their support.
“We really enjoyed it and have received so much positive feedback since the event - it’s time now to enjoy the actual Olympics.”
Search for a job
Search for a car
Search for a house
Weather for Kenilworth
Wednesday 19 June 2013
Temperature: 13 C to 24 C
Wind Speed: 12 mph
Wind direction: North
Temperature: 12 C to 18 C
Wind Speed: 12 mph
Wind direction: North east