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Saturday, 30 June 2012

Weymouth - Part 1, Day 1

Southill Primary School
Ruby, Jake and Amy
What a fantastic start to the day - Jake's huge smile still in evidence after the 2 school ambassadors had greeted Jake at reception with Mrs Brown, the Deputy Head Teacher.

The school was buzzing with Olympic fever and the team were hugely impressed with everything they saw.  There were fantastic, creative displays, lots of Olympic themed work and Year 5 were busy with costumes for an Olympic festival in Weymouth in July.

The school's ambassadors were excellent company and very helpful as were Mrs Brown, who had planned for our arrival with cake sales, non-uniform and Mr Roberts the Head Teacher, who presented us with honorary Olympic wristbands for the Dorset challenge.

Jake was invited to judge the 'sassy scooters and bling bikes' it was a true lift for the whole team and as we left we were presented with £108 collected by the school for the charities!
Jake being presented with a medal and London 2012 gifts

Jake presenting medals to the competition winners.
Well done to everyone!
The team didn't rest here but set off to Portland for another appointment at Royal Manor Arts College and a Year 9 assembly.  Thanks to Mr Dawson and staff, Jake and the team were able to describe the work of Access Sport and Action for Children to the pupils at the end of the week assembly.

Arriving just in time for assembly

How quickly can we get into assembly? 
If we're honest, the pedal up the hill to Royal Manor should probably not have been on Jake's schedule - it's a really good pull!  However, Jake pedalled brilliantly with no ill-effects and the achievement gave us all great encouragement for how the ankle was healing.

The view across Portland and Chesil Beach,
one quarter of the way down the hill.
We returned to The Fairhaven completely buoyed (very appropriate) by the whole day.

Thank you so much Weymouth!

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