Olympics 2012: Worksop readers share their experiences

PUPILS from St Augustine’s Primary School enjoyed the golden ticket opportunity of a lifetime at the London 2012 Olympics.

Headteacher Jackie Ryan applied for 20 tickets to the Games and was delighted to find out the school had been successful.

A group of 16 pupils and staff headed to London last Thursday to watch a variety of athletic heats – from discus and pole vaulting to the 100 metre relay.

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They were also lucky enough to watch gold medallist Victoria Pendleton being interviewed after her Olympic victory.

The school asked pupils to nominate the most deserving of their fellow classmates – and 16 from them were chosen to go to London this month.

Mrs Ryan said the pupils behaved impeccably and were a credit to the school.

“It was really amazing – it’s rare our pupils have the chance to go to London so to go and see Olympics was truly special,” she said.

“This was a once in a lifetime opportunity they will never forget and will be something they can tell their children about in the future.”