More than 30 gave up part of their summer holiday to work at a council-run sports day for local primary schools before acting as chaperones at an official Olympic torch evening celebration at Leeds Castle.
An estimated 1,500 children took part in more than 50 different activities at the first event, during which the Maidstone Campus students either led the sessions as ‘sports makers’ or supervised them as ‘event makers’.
The sports day was the culmination of nine months of planning by the schools involved, with MidKent College also playing a major role.
Hip-hop duo Rizzle Kicks and former Britain’s Got Talent finalists Twist and Pulse were among the acts who performed at the Leeds Castle celebration later that night.
Neil Hemstead – programme area leader for Sport at the Maidstone Campus – said: “This was an excellent way to end the year.
“We have done so much work related to London 2012 and this was a great opportunity for the staff and students to witness a once-in-a-lifetime event.”
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