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Asha writes of her experience of attending the Closing Ceremony of this years Olympic Games.
Sir Merrick Cockell kindly donated tickets for the Closing Ceremony of this years Olympic Game, and here Asha, one of our past students writes of her experience of attending.

"I was honoured and incredibly excited to have been chosen to receive 2 tickets that were very kindly donated by Sir Merrick Cockell (Lead Councillor of RBKC) to attend the Paralympic Closing Ceremony as an Ambassador of Chelsea Community Hospital School.

On the day of the Closing Ceremony, there was a general buzz in the air as we made our way to the Olympic Park. There was a real air of community spirit, even just walking around the grounds, as Britain celebrated the end of what had been a spectacular and peaceful Games for London 2012.

Nearing the start time of the ceremony, we made our way into the stadium and were directed to our seats, which we were delighted to discover really were some of the best in the entire stadium. We were sheltered from the rain (by the overhang from the seats above us) but were still high enough up to see well, while being pretty close to the action. A countdown began to indicate that the ceremony was about to start and the sense of anticipation and excitement was imminent.

The ceremony itself was a mixture of fantastic displays, performances and a celebration of the athletes who took part. The end was marked by the Olympic torch being dismantled to begin its journey to Rio and the spectacular fireworks display, signifying the end of London 2012. I am proud and pleased to have been able to witness first-hand, the closure of this monumental event for Britain that was definitely a once in a lifetime experience.

I would like to sincerely thank Sir Merrick Cockell, Janette and the rest of the staff at the Royal Brompton and Chelsea Community Hospital School for choosing me to be the recipient of these tickets and allowing me to be a part of the incredible experience that was London 2012."

Many thanks,



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