Sutton Grammer School pupils will be Olympic volunteers
8:30am Monday 30th April 2012 in News
Student athletes from Sutton will take to the track in front of a global audience at this summers Olympic games.
Unfortunately for the year 11 athletics team from Sutton Grammar School, they will not be competing for a gold medal just yet, instead looking after the kits of the greatest athletes in the world.
Ten Games Makers from the school will appear in front of the worlds cameras as athletes enter the arena and prepare themselves in the moments before their race.
After successfully applying to Olympic organisers Locog to be volunteers at the games, the 16-year-olds have had their team mentality tested at a series of selection events.
The group travelled to Canary Wharf in Central London to take part in exercises, which they came through with flying colours and were selected to be involved on the biggest stage of all - the greatest show on earth.
Sam Carlsson, head of English at the school, said the pupils are very excited.
He said: "We found out on Christmas eve that we were going to be involved. It was amazing news to get for Christmas.
"It could be the case that as the world's eyes focus on Usain Bolt just before the race, one of our athletes is stood right behind him."
Mr Carlsson said there may even be a couple of athletes among the group who will be competing in future Olympics.
"There are a couple of middle distance runners who are particularly good, and a high jumper, so maybe we will see them in future games."
The group will be holding the kits of the 10,000 metre runners among other track events - a race which will feature Great Britain's gold hope Mo Farah."