College gets a real Olympic boost

Yorkshire Coast College were officially welcomed to London 2012's Get Set network and Scarborough and District Mayor Cllr John Blackburn was on hand to unveil a plaque. He is pictured with Acting Principle Tim O'Brien, and right, Sports tutor Ian McCombes and some of his students. 121137.
Yorkshire Coast College were officially welcomed to London 2012's Get Set network and Scarborough and District Mayor Cllr John Blackburn was on hand to unveil a plaque. He is pictured with Acting Principle Tim O'Brien, and right, Sports tutor Ian McCombes and some of his students. 121137.

STUDENTS at a Scarborough college are going for gold after being adopted by the London Olympic Games network.

Yorkshire Coast College has been accepted into the Get Set scheme and received a plaque to mark the occasion.

The award was handed over by the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games and officially unveiled by Scarborough mayor Cllr John Blackburn.

The partnership means the students now join contemporaries from schools and college across the country in gaining access to exclusive competitions and opportunities in the coming years.

Cllr Blackburn said: “Students at Yorkshire Coast College are excellent examples of how London 2012 is helping to spark young people’s imagination and inspiring them to get involved. I hope they will motivate other young people to join their journey.”