With the Olympics only just behind us and the happy spirit of international camaraderie still fresh in everyone’s minds, Concorde is delighted to reveal that just as many of our staff have been volunteering for the upcoming Paralympic Games and excitement around our various campuses is as high as ever!
Our own Cherry and many other key staff members will be volunteering as ambassadors and other helpers at the Paralympics, and we’re sure everyone else – staff and students alike – will be cheering on Team GB with every bit as much enthusiasm as they did for the Olympics.
Today the Paralympic torch relay is heading through many key London landmarks including Lords Cricket Ground and the famous Abbey Road crossing from the front of one of The Beatles’ albums. The five torchbearers are nominated for demonstrating the key Paralympic Games values of courage, determination, equality and inspiration. The 2012 torchbearers include Lucy Priest, a blind person who is a trained counsellor, and Antony Eames, who is diagnosed with Long QT Syndrome (also known as Sudden Death Syndrome).
The Paralympics continues the 2012 summer of international sport and a truly amazing time for young people from all over the world to visit the UK and learn English while also enjoying the cosmopolitan spirit of the Games. Concorde International students have always enjoyed a wide variety of activities and excursions during their summer English courses with us, and we’ve really pulled out the stops this year with many students getting to see the Olympic and Paralympic Games in person.
It isn’t too late to join in! Give us a call now on 0044 1227 451035 to find out how you can have a great holiday in the UK, improve your English language skills and be here in person to experience one of the greatest summers in British history!
Photo credit: London 2012