MORE THAN 3,000 tickets for theOlympic and Paralympic Games are being given to Brent schools, so pupils can see the games for free.
BrentCouncil has announced that 70 schools across the borough are to share 3,250 tickets, which have been provided by the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games.
Theschools benefiting from the windfall joined the Get Set Network reward and recognition scheme, which is part of the official London 2012 education programme.
Thenetwork is a community of schools and colleges which demonstrate a "commitment to the Olympic and Paralympic values" including respect, friendship, equality, and excellence by getting involved in a host of initiatives connected to the Games.
Ofall the tickets allocated for Brent youngsters, 22 secondary schools and colleges will receive 2,581 tickets, and 48 primary schools will share 669.
Brent Council hasplayed a key role in helping the schools secure the tickets by encouraging them to join the Get Set Network among other projects.
CouncillorMary Arnold, Brent Council's lead member for children and families, said: "I am delighted that so many Brent children will get the chance to be inspired in person by the Olympic Games. We worked really hard to promote this exciting opportunity to their schools.
"TheOlympics has a huge amount to teach young people about values such as team work and highlights the importance of playing sport and, of course, it will be a fantastic day out for everyone."
Schools know they are getting the tickets and will find out the details of the sessions they can attend next month.
Capital City Academy, Willesden Green, has been given 150 tickets.
JacquieMcDonnell, partnership manager and games organiser at the school, said: "The students are very excited about the idea of going, and getting involved as well."
MaloreesJunior School, Brondesbury park, has got 15 tickets to add to the 180 Paralympic tickets it has already bought for pupils.
PaulKaffel, PE curriculum leader, said: "We are very excited. We want to take as many children as possible. It is a fantastic opportunity and will only happen once in their lifetimes."