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Children to design new seafront banners for Weymouth

London 2012 banners
Remember the brightly coloured banners lining Weymouth seafront for the 2012 Olympics ?

Schoolchildren in Weymouth and Portland will be designing a new set of banners for the seafront and harbourside as part of an Olympic legacy project delivered by ScreenPLAY in partnership with the Borough Council.

“We’ll be working in five schools during the first half of the Summer term, supporting the children in creating vivid new banner designs which will be in place for the start of this year’s summer season,” explained project leader Sharon Hayden.

“They will be all about the activity that people see and do when they come to the seaside and the wonderful Dorset coast.”

Head of Olympic Legacy and Operations at the Council, Simon Williams said the banners were one of 66 projects which would help keep the Olympic feelgood factor alive. 

“Last summer’s events were an extraordinary once in a lifetime experience for more than 550,000 who came to Weymouth and Portland. We hope these new banners - designed by children in our schools - will help people remember and be inspired by the Olympic experience.”
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