QE get set for change

This is The West Country: QE get set for change QE get set for change

SIX dedicated sports studies students from Queen Elizabeth School, Crediton, visited Exeter Castle in an attempt to put on at least two events in the local community over the next 12 months, as part of the 'Get Set for Change' programme.

The Get Set for Change programme is an Olympic legacy event, fronted by Paralympic London swimming medallist Natalie Jones and London slalom canoe gold medallist Etienne Stott (pictured).

It was set up to inspire and help young volunteers and sports leaders to make a difference in their local community.

Jazz Hill, Sophie Gould, Jodie Rawlinson, Paul Reed, Josh Bowen and Jamie Mackenzie were part of a group of volunteers who are aiming to develop a healthier lifestyle and help provide opportunities to try a new physical activity.

Students spent the morning visiting different stands and trying Olympic and Paralympic sports - such as goal ball and handball.

This was followed by some inspirational words from Etienne and Natalie.

In a unique idea sharing session, over 100 students shared ideas about target user groups, ideas for events and issues they need to consider.

The six students will now meet regularly, along with others who want to be involved, to put the wheels in motion for the events that will run over the course of 2014.

Paul Tearle, PE teacher at the school, said: “The students were a credit to Queen Elizabeth's and will hopefully go on to put these events on and make a real difference to the Crediton community”.

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