London Olympics Starts at Korobosea International School
The much anticipated London Olympics have already begun in one PNG school. Late last year the London Olympics Organising Committee selected Korobosea International School to be part of its school “twinning” program. Korobosea International School has been partnered with The Navigation School in Manchester to develop understanding between the students of the two schools about the Olympics and each other ‘s country.
Korobosea International School is the only school in Papua New Guinea to be selected to participate in the program.
Already the two schools have developed a rapport. Students have been in email contact with each other and information about each school and country has been communicated. Secretary General of PNG National Olympic Committee – Mrs Auvita Rapilla recently visited the school in Manchester and was delighted to see an exhibition of PNG and the students from Korobosea International prominently displayed.
The London Organising Committee has also been playing its part in the school program. It has provided a website with Olympic activities and information for the participating schools. It has provided the school with a program of the events, where they will be held and when. The LOC has also provided the school with the London Olympic mascot.
School principal, Mr Paul Halford, commented “We are very privileged to have been given this opportunity to form an international partnership with one of the leading schools in Manchester. It is providing our students here in PNG with the opportunity to understand the students of another country and one of the major events in the world sports calendar.”
To make Athletics the Number One Sport in the school, Korobosea has invited Senior PNG coach, Mrs Naomi Polum to run the ‘IAAF – Kids’ Athletics Program in the school. The program has already started and is part of the school’s ‘Elite Sports ‘Program.