Local secondary school, Norlington School for Boys in Leyton, held its annual Olympic sporting event at the fantastic Lee Valley indoor athletics centre recently where over 400 students competed in track and field events. The school band who regularly entertains the crowds at Brisbane Road opened the event before the ‘Olympic’ parade.
The school was pleased to welcome Leyton Orient first team regular Scott Cuthbert as guest of honour once again, the fourth year he has attended. He was fortunate to witness several school records being broken especially in the extremely competitive high jump final, and was on hand to present medals throughout the afternoon in-between chatting to competitors and spectators.
Paul Hobbs, Deputy Head, said: “We are delighted to have Scott here again. He is almost part of the school fabric and has built an excellent relationship with students. We put on a high quality event to match the high aspirations we have for our students and to have someone of Scott’s calibre makes these events greater still.”
And Scott commented: “It’s a pleasure coming along to support events like this. And I think it’s important that as a professional sportsman, if I can help inspire these guys to keep focused or work that little bit harder, that can only be a good thing.”
Some lucky students were on parade once again when they were flag bearers at the O’s game against Doncaster Rovers on Tuesday.