School Sport: Coopers to represent England
PUBLISHED: 15:00 04 December 2015
Upminster pupils heading to World Games
Coopers Coborn has been celebrating this week after being selected to represent England in the ISF World Schools Education Games 2016.
The school was selected due to its outstanding contribution to school sport and the event will involve schools from around the world learning about the Olympic values, and many cultural benefits, at the home of the Ancient Games in Athens.
The students involved will visit the famous historical sites including the ancient stadium at Olympia, the marathon tomb and the Panathenaic Stadium.
They will also be involved in several friendship games with the other nations as well as a cultural evening.
A further highlight of the week in April will be the ‘Olympic Flame Reception’ at the Panathenaic Stadium.
Coopers pupils will be part of the ceremony where the Olympic flame is passed over to Rio for the Summer Games 2016.
Assistant headteacher Mark Duncan said: “What an amazing opportunity. The pupils all attended Reed’s School recently to commence their training ahead of the Games in April and pose for some ‘Team England’ shots. Well done all!”
The Coopers team will consist of Harley Whittlestone, Jacob Fortune, Joe Wright, Kieron Davison-Pearce, Isobel McDonach, Isabella Purdie, Hannah Ramanathan and Sophie Smith.