Surrey children spread Olympic cheer with song to inspire athletes

A Surrey school choir has been spreading Olympic cheer and inspiring athletes to ‘be the best’ with a song to celebrate the 2012 Games.

Students aged eight to 11 from St Dunstan’s Catholic Primary School, Woking, have already performed the tune in front of Team GB athletes Dave Daniell and Rachel Morris and to the Chief Executive of the British Olympic Association, Andy Hunt, during his recent visit to Surrey County Council’s County Hall.

Music teacher Beth Friery penned the song for the launch of the P&G Surrey School Games, organised by Surrey County Council to encourage more young people to take part in sport.

Mrs Friery said: “I couldn’t find an Olympic themed song suitable for the event so I decided to write one. The children have been so excited that they have given up their lunchtimes to practise. The Olympic and Paralympic Games will see people from across the world come together, test their skills and celebrate achievement and this was the inspiration for the song.”

Denise Saliagopoulos, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Services and the 2012 Games, said: “The song is so catchy. It embodies everything the Games is about and it’s great to see our young people making the most of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and showcasing the county’s talent. Wouldn’t it be great if they could perform at the Olympics?”


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