20th June 2013
Selston Student to Carry Olympic Torch
Subject leader for Physical Education at the college, Dawn Gregory, described Georgia as “an inspirational student within our school and a fantastic role model”.
“Throughout her time at primary school she was a keen horse rider and netball player. In 2010 she suffered a series of asthma attacks. Never letting this get her down she has learnt how to manage the condition and now at secondary school is keen to get involved in a variety of activities. She is our Year 7 Netball Captain and in this role she motivates and organises her teams to attend practices and be there for matches, tournaments and competitions. As well as having an extremely busy and active life, she dedicates herself to ‘strive to achieve’ her best in her school academic work. Georgia thoroughly deserves this wonderful opportunity and we are extremely proud that she has been given the chance to represent our school”
Georgia will be torchbearer on Friday 28th June for a leg near East Markham, Nottinghamshire
Georgia describes “when I first found out I had been nominated I didn’t sleep, it was just like a dream. The hardest part was not being able to tell my friends that I had been nominated. Now it is confirmed my friends and I are just so excited! I can’t believe that I will be carrying the actual Olympic Flame”
Headteacher, Kevin Gaiderman, announcing the news to the college, said “hosting the Olympics in London is a once in a lifetime event and to have one of students carrying the torch when the whole world is focussing on our country is a true honour. The Olympic ideals of bringing the people of the world together in the name of sport for peaceful competition without the burden of politics, religion, or racism are as relevant now as when the Olympics started back in the 8th century BC”