Atlantic Academy wins photography contest to mark Olympic 2012 legacy: Special Olympic Day Adidas Team GB t-shirts sent
Tokyo 2020 may have been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic but students at one Portland school have still managed to taste Olympic victory this year.
Pupils at Atlantic Academy have won a set of special Olympic Day Adidas Team GB t-shirts after taking part in the Get Set competition run by the British Olympic Association.
Weymouth and Portland was the host of the 2012 Olympic sailing events.
Children in the primary section of the all-through school were set the challenge of celebrating the local legacy of the 2012 Olympics by taking pictures of themselves cycling, walking or scooting to one of the two Olympic rings monuments found on the isle of Portland.
They also had the option of submitting a photo out on the water while safely enjoying some water sports.
The national completion saw scores of schools from around the country enter but the stunning images from Atlantic Academy, showing off the beauty of the island, were judged to be among the best.
Headteacher of Atlantic Primary, Melissa Heppell, said: “We’re delighted to have won. The children really enjoyed taking part and Team GB’s Get Set was a great way to create engaging, purposeful PE lessons and daily activities for the children.
“We will use the t-shirts for special afternoon sports sessions once the children return in September.”