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Seb Coe's visit to Loughborough College inspires a generation

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AMONG those lucky enough to meet Seb Coe today (October 12), on his visit to Loughborough College, were two of the city's primary school children. 

Caitlin Smart (10) and Paddy Kilgannon (10), from Stokes Wood school, shook his hand and told him how they had been touched by the Games, at an event organised by Inspire LeiceterShire. 

Games volunteers, torch bearers and even children who took part in the opening ceremony were also there for the Q and A session on the success of the London 2012 and building a lasting legacy for Leicestershire. 

After meeting Lord Coe, Caitlin said: "He was just amazing. He was really kind once you got to know him. I was really nervous waiting to speak to him."

Accompanying the children was teaching assistant Teresa Shearer and head teacher Jane Gadsby. 

Mrs Gadsby said: "It was an opportunity offered to the school. We have taken every opportunity presented to us on the back of the Games and it has just led to more.

"It's just a great thing for the children to be able to meet such an inspirational man."

During his two hour visit to the college Lord Coe personally thanked all of Leicestershire's games volunteers and torch bearers. 

He also said it was now up to them to take the legacy forward.

And he added: "I'm not sad the Games are over because the most inspirational part of the story is just about to unfold."

 

Seb Coe's visit to Loughborough College inspires a generation


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