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SOUTH Eastern Regional College (SERC) Sport students Bethany Firth, Jenna Frazer and Olivia Brown have taken up the new challenge of becoming part of the Olympic Legacy.

Pictured from left to right are Etienne Stott (London 2012 Gold medallist), Bethany Firth, SERC student and London 2012 Gold medallist, SERC students Jenna Frazer and Olivia Brown and Natalie Jones, London 2012 Bronze medallist.

Pictured from left to right are Etienne Stott (London 2012 Gold medallist), Bethany Firth, SERC student and London 2012 Gold medallist, SERC students Jenna Frazer and Olivia Brown and Natalie Jones, London 2012 Bronze medallist.

Recently the girls attended an Olympic Roadshow at Queen’s University Physical Education Centre in aid of the ‘Get Set to Make a Change’ programme which looks to build on the magic and power of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games by inspiring young people to make a positive change in their communities.

Aimed at students aged between 14-19 participants will get the unique opportunity to attend a range of free training roadshows, meet well-known athletes and learn how to organise and run community projects and events. Following this, the teams will then head back to school and start to make a change, with expert support and guidance from a designated programme mentor.

The team from the college, ‘SERC Diamonds’ have pledged to organise and run a sporting event inspired by the Olympic and Paralympic values.

SERC student and Paralympian Bethany has a list of Olympic honours to her name already. She won gold at the London 2012 backstroke event and has just recently returned from the World Championships in Montreal, where she claimed silver after a hard fought swim.

In 2012, SERC were delighted to be part of the Olympic Flame handover ceremony in Athens, by student and Ulster and Ireland hockey player Chloe Brown. Here, Chloe had the privilege of meeting HRH Princess Anne, David Beckham, Lord Coe, Boris Johnson and Chris Evans.

SERC provides a range of full and part-time courses designed to give students ‘the edge’. To find out how SERC can help you ‘get the edge’ call 0845 600 7555, visit  www.serc.ac.uk or find us on Facebook at South Eastern Regional College.