The Priory Sheridan School, a specialist residential school, welcomed elite athlete Tyrone Swaray to help celebrate its acceptance as a member of London 2012’s ‘Get Set Network.
Sheridan School, Thetford, Norfolk, has been successfully accepted as a member of London 2012’s UK-wide reward and recognition scheme, the ‘Get Set Network, which is the official education programme of London 2012. By being accepted, Sheridan School is guaranteed free tickets to London 2012.
Through the programme Sheridan School has been doing work linked with London 2012 and the Olympic and Paralympic games, and has now been recognised by the London 2012 Organising Committee as a school that is demonstrating its commitment to Olympic and Paralympic values.
London 2012 hopeful Tyson Swaray, visited Sheridan School and was given a short tour of the school, before meeting with parents and pupils. Tyrone then gave some of the pupils a special coaching session followed by demonstrations on how to run the 100 metres.
After a musical performance by the children, Tyrone gave a talk on the challenges of being a professional athlete, the values of the Olympics and what it means to be an Olympian.