SV2G Awarded the London 2012 Inspire Mark

Bucks Inspires through music

SV2G has been granted the Inspire Mark- the badge of the London 2012 Inspire Programme.  SV2G Steelpan Stepping Stone project funded by the Arts Council England will build the capacity of Wycombe Steel Orchestra and the steelpan development within Buckinghamshire.  Wycombe Steel Orchestra will be performing at the Wycombe Community Festival that will be part of the Cultural Olympiad London 2010 celebrations in July.

Seb Coe, Chair, London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and the Paralympic Games said: “Steelpan Stepping Stones  is encouraging young people to fulfil their potential. I am proud that with the help of partners such as SV2G are delivering on our vision to use the power of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games to boost participation in Buckinghamshire”

The London 2012 Inspire programme recognises innovative and exceptional projects that are directly inspired by the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The inspire mark for this project will aspire and drive through a together message to our young people to be proud of their Country and proud of being part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.  SV2G is further inspired that Carnivals and Festivals that is part of the Cultural Olympiad programme of which enables them to profile the work of our young people and demonstrate to them their creative worth at the Wycombe Community Festival.

Jacqueline Roberts, Chair of SV2G said “We are excited by London 2012 to see the Games not only for London, but for everyone in the UK.  We feel it would be an ideal chance to grow, shine, express, and promote our sense of pride, being British.  This is a unique opportunity where we all can be part of welcoming the world to our British rich mix.”

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