With around 4,000 votes already cast and around 10 hours left to vote, there is still everything to play for in online polling which could take Loughborough College to the top for a major national honour.
The public decides the winner of the prestigious Coubertin’s Olympic Vision Award so every click counts for Loughborough College until voting closes at exactly 20:12 this Thursday during a glittering ceremony overlooking the London Olympic stadium.
The accolade will be presented to the project which most lives up to the ideals of Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the modern Olympics and Loughborough College is named amongst only six finalists from more than 200 entries nationwide for Flames Lighting the Way, which it launched in association with the British Heart Foundation.
Promoting physical activity and health messages and the Olympic and Paralympic values, what began as a local project has now reached 50,000 young people across the UK.
And not only is Loughborough College in line to climb the stage for the presentation of the Award on 3 May by the International Olympic Committee, British Paralympic Association and Podium, the further and higher education unit for the London 2012 Games. Flames has also been nominated for gold in the Podium Get Set Award for Inspiring Outstanding Learning through the London 2012 Games.
“There really is still everything to play for so every single vote for Loughborough College is vital,” said Sports Development Officer, Rob Jarram. “It only takes a few seconds to click that link but it makes all the difference.”
Vote for Flames at www.podiumawards2012.com/coubertin-award where you can also see video highlights from the programme’s work.
Voting closes at 20:12 on 3 May.