Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

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Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Our School

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Tom Daley fact file

Tom Daley is an Olympic Diver who will represent Team GB in the London 2012 Olympic Games.

He is 18 years old and is originally from Plymouth.

He has been diving since the age of 13 years. Since competing, Tom has won around 43 medals to date. He has 15 Gold, Silver & Bronze medals.

Tom Daley became famous after qualifying for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games at the age of 13. He was made the FINA World Champion in 2010, at the age of 15.

By Keiran-Andrew Lea Jessica Ennis in the

Hot Seat So Jessica are you nervous about the Olympics? I would be!

Well, not really - I'm used to the Olympics now. I heard that you were amazing in the 2008 Olympics. How long did it take you to run 100m? On average 12.98 seconds. So how old were you when you decided you wanted to be a runner? I was about 13, I think. So are you excited about London 2012? Very! It's my home.

Well thanks for joining me today Jessica! Oh, no bother.

By Lauren Madge (In role as Jessica Ennis) Olympic excitement

On the track - ready to run Leap, jumping; yes, I won!

You're out of breath, panting fast Making sure you definitely don't come last!

People cheering and shouting, encouraging you on In the crowd, having some fun.

Come on Britain, Come on Britain, we all shout Score some more, we'll win with no doubt!

By Lei Garlinge, Jessica Eden, Courtney Burnett and Chelsea Gregg SSCS Olympics

South Shields Community School will be holding their own mini version of the Olympics. Every Wednesday afternoon they have been preparing for the main event, to hold a magnificent sports day, in honour of the forthcoming Olympics. Every student and member of staff will have a role to play on the day. Some of these are: dance troupes (which will feature in the opening ceremony); medalmaking groups where students are making some certificates and medals for the lucky winners; media teams, including photography groups where students will take photos of the races and winners; and of course athletics, where students are currently preparing by trying some of the sports in the Olympics, like running, javelin and long jump. …

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