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Andy carries Olympic torch for BMC

Brooksby Melton College’s Andy Banks was the proud torchbearer for the 2012 Olympics, carrying the flame through Melton Mowbray last week.  ...

Andy carries Olympic torch for BMC

Brooksby Melton College’s Andy Banks was the proud torchbearer for the 2012 Olympics, carrying the flame through Melton Mowbray last week.  ...

Andy carries Olympic torch for BMC

Brooksby Melton College’s Andy Banks was the proud torchbearer for the 2012 Olympics, carrying the flame through Melton Mowbray last week.  ...
9 July 2012

Andy carries Olympic torch for BMC

Brooksby Melton College’s Andy Banks was the proud torchbearer for the 2012 Olympics, carrying the flame through Melton Mowbray last week.

Andy, an Independent Living and Working Life student at BMC was selected to swim for Great Britain as part of the Down's Syndrome International Swimming Organisation, which is the highest level a Down's Syndrome swimmer can achieve.

He swam in the Down's Syndrome World Championships in Portugal and Taiwan, gained a Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award and completed his Queens Scout Award, the highest level possible within the scouting movement. With all of these achievements under his belt, Andy is truly a great role model and an inspiration to the community and a worthy carrier of the torch.

Andy’s father Keith says:
“It was a very proud day for the whole family and an absolutely fantastic experience for Andy”

As part of this spectacular day students took part in the Long Field Olympic Festival. Many BMC Sports students helped with planning, promotion and running of this event which will saw over 3000 people both spectating and participating in a wide range of sports at Long Field School.

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All Images used with kind permission of Graham Tarris

 

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