P&G Surrey School Games
Procter & Gamble (P&G) are very proud to sponsor the P&G Surrey School Games for the second year running. This follows the success of the first Games in 2011, where over 3,000 young people participated in sport county finals, 20,000 in competitions leading up to the county finals and a further 1,852 young people set a world-breaking record for the largest human Olympic Games logo.
This year, to embrace the philosophy of the Cultural Olympiad, children and schools will also have the chance to enter arts competitions such as illustration, creative writing and Surrey Schools Have Talent. Held over 150 days, the school games will involve contests in over 20 sports including athletics, dodge ball, golf and cycling with a host of events for young people with disabilities. More than 5,500 young people are expected to take part.
The P&G Surrey School Games 2012 forms part of a wider holistic approach to competitive school sport under the new national School Games initiative, designed to motivate and enthuse all young people.
Irwin Lee, P&G UK and Ireland GM and Vice President:
“Using the unique power and energy of the London 2012 Olympic Games, we hope to inspire as many young people as possible to take part in this year’s Surrey School Games and we are very pleased that The P&G Surrey School Games 2012 programme has been awarded the London 2012 Inspire Mark.”
World cycling champion, Olympic gold medal hopeful and London 2012 UK Ambassador for P&G’s head&shoulders brand, Mark Cavendish has given his backing to the programme:
“The P&G Surrey School Games has my full support and I hear it is going to be even bigger and better than last year. ‘Twenty twelve’ is going to be the most exciting year of sport this country has ever seen and it is fantastic that in Surrey there are opportunities for young people to try out new sports including cycling.”
Olympic silver medal badminton player, Gail Emms, is delighted to support the Games:
“I’m delighted to support the P&G Surrey School Games because I think for most sports people, love of sport started at school. I loved playing all sports at school. I was in all different sports teams and it taught me if you put the hard work in you will get rewarded with great results. I can’t praise the importance of school sport enough."
The programme launched on Friday 20 January 2012 and will continue for '150 Days of Sport and Art' concluding with a grand finale event on Monday 18 June 2012.