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Held in the historic moat of the Lower Lines Park – located next to the College’s Medway Campus – the spectacle featured live music and entertainment as pupils from Skinner Street Primary School, Gillingham, competed in a number of events.
World Transplant Games participant Lisa Innes was also on hand alongside Warner to award medals to the winners atop the College’s very own Olympic podium.
Tony Truscott – head of the Care & Community Services faculty – said: “It was an absolutely spectacular event. The kids loved it and it’s something they will remember for the rest of their lives.
“We at MidKent College take the Olympic and Paralympic values very seriously, and many of them – including respect, friendship and equality – were on display here today.
“We are proud of the partnership we have formed with Skinner Street Primary School and are delighted the event went as well as it did. Perhaps one or two of the children who took part will be inspired to pursue their own sporting dreams in the future.”
About 600 children, guests and visitors were present at the event on Friday, 27 April, which was sponsored by the Co-operative and featured music from the Band of the Corps of the Royal Engineers.
Meanwhile, eight-year-old Jack Colverson had the chance to carry the College’s very own Olympic torch after being rewarded for the kindness and hard work he demonstrates at school.
Skinner Street deputy head Nicola Willson (correct) said: “This was a great event that brought our school and the College even closer together, and gave the children something they will treasure.”
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