Tower Hamlets school to twin with Usain Bolt school in Jamaica

A Tower Hamlets school won the right to be twinned with Olympic gold medallist sprinter Usain Bolt’s former school yesterday (December 8).

As part of a World Olympic Dreams initiative, organised by the BBC and the British Council, Langdon Park School in Byron Street will forge links with William Knibb High School in Jamaica.

Students at both schools will share stories of their national athletes’ progress in the build-up to the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The world and Olympic 100m and 200m record holder started at the school in 1998 and was encouraged by teachers to focus his attention on athletics.

A teacher and pupil from Langdon Park will attend a special event in London where they will meet teachers from the athlete’s school.

Currently 44 UK schools are to be linked with world schools under the scheme.