Students having bags of fun getting set for games

Students at the Blyth School Community College holding up an Olympic banner.

Students at the Blyth School Community College holding up an Olympic banner.

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STUDENTS in Blyth are getting set for next month’s London Olympics by finding out all about the history of the games.

Youngsters at Blyth School Community College have joined the London 2012 Get Set Network educational programme and are taking part in a design and technology project.

Year 7 students have created two Olympic wall hangings depicting the Olympic and Paralympic Games, and they have now gone on display in the Chase Farm Drive school.

Year 9 students have been creating Olympics-inspired menus and will be designing sports outfits and bags suitable for use by athletes.

The Printed Bag Shop in Killingworth has donated 30 cotton bags to be used as part of the project.

Teacher Jen Wardley said: “Taking part in the project has been an excellent way of involving the whole school and has given us the opportunity to really raise the profile of London 2012 and to make our students aware that this event is not just for London and it is not just about sport.”