Market Field school chosen for Olympic legacy project

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YOUNGSTERS are celebrating after being selected for a prestigious project.

The students at Market Field School are taking part in the Get Set initiative, part of the Olympic legacy.

The school in Elmstead Market in one of only 100 schools across the country to be selected.

The students will work to change people's negative perceptions about those with disabilities.

The project will feature a sports festival and a film which will be made by the students.

The school has been allocated £4,100 for the project and how that is spent will be decided by the multi-schools council which brings specialist, primary and secondary schools together.

Olympic sprinter Jeanette Kwakye visited Market Field School as part of the Sky Sports Living For Sport initiative.

The runner worked with 16 Key Stage 3 students as part of a programme designed to boost confidence, change behaviours, increase attainment and improve life skills.

Pupils were given responsibility to lead exercise sessions and worked together to run a sports event.

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