Schools in Tower Hamlets awarded more than 4,000 Olympic and Paralympic tickets

Schools in Tower Hamlets have been allocated more than 4,000 tickets for this summer’s Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The capital’s schools for 10 to 18-year-olds, which joined the Get Set Education Network, the official education programme for the 2011 Games, were last week posted details of tickets awarded.

A total of 4,350 tickets were awarded to Tower Hamlets schools, including 2,490 for the Olympics and 1,860 for the Paralympic Games. This means 57 per cent of these tickets are for the Olympics and 43 per cent for the Paralympics.

In total 95,761 were allocated to London school children and 22,252 tickets for accompanying adults.

Sixty-five per cent of these tickets give access to the Olympic Park in Stratford.

This includes 18,800 tickets for Olympic sports such as athletics, cycling, basketball, handball and hockey, and 60,000 Paralympic athletics tickets for the Olympic Stadium.

There are also 18,004 tickets to watch football at Wembley stadium and 654 tickets for equestrian events in Greenwich.

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The ticket allocation is in line with the London Mayor’s pledge that one in eight of the capital’s school children would be able to see the action first hand.

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