Students chosen to volunteer

Buxton Community School students held a cake sale at Hairs and Graces to help raise funds for their trip to the Paralympic Games
Buxton Community School students held a cake sale at Hairs and Graces to help raise funds for their trip to the Paralympic Games
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STUDENTS from Buxton Community School have been given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get involved in the greatest show on earth.

The teenagers have been selected as Games Makers for the London Paralympics in September, after undergoing a selection process which involved demonstrating how well they could work as a team.

Emily Smallwood, Charlotte Colling, Natasha Lindley, Matthew Lomas, Joe Scott, Elizabeth Potts, Josh Leggett, Sophie Ashmore, Chloe Hodson, and Callum McLean from Poynton High School, will all work as volunteers at the Paralympic athletics events in the main Olympic Park.

The group is now working hard to raise funds to support their travel and accommodation costs - they are required to stay in the London area during the Games - and last week held a cake sale hosted by local business Hairs & Graces. In preparation for the Paralympics, the students will be taking part in a ‘test event’ at the Olympic Stadium next month, and are also required to attend several training and orientation sessions in the run up to the games.