Sally Robinson, Director of the British Council in Tanzania spoke to the children about the UK’s sporting excellence, Premiership football and the run up to the London Olympics this summer:
“The whole of Britain will be counting down the next 100 days, London is ready and our new stadiums are waiting to be filled with thousands of athletes and millions of fans, to see world records broken, memories created and friendships made,” she said.
She went on to outline the legacy that the games will leave, not just in Britain, but across the globe, including Tanzania: “We want these Olympics to be the most successful ever held and their effects will last much longer than this summer. Their legacy will also spread much wider than Britain itself.
The UK’s International Inspiration programme is creating opportunities for young children in 20 countries around the world, including Tanzania, as part of the Olympic legacy. It is hoped that up to two million children and young people here will have their lives enriched through sport.”
This year is important for Britain in other ways too, as the country will also be celebrating the Diamond Jubilee, marking 60 years of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. Sally went on to say “More than ever before the world will be focused on the UK - it’s a very special time for our country and we want to share it with the people of Tanzania.”