Immanuel's Olympic Torch Bearers
Wednesday, 25th July 2012
Immanuel College is proud of alumnus Sam Kennard (class of 2010) and P.E. teacher, Mrs Minter-Green who both carried the Olympic Torch in London last week.
Sam carried the torch through Brent on Wednesday 25th July. His nomination story is as follows:
"Sam was diagnosed with cancer aged 16, whilst sitting his AS levels. The way he handled his illness was truly inspiring. Whilst in 6th form, he assisted in running the charity committee, and during treatment stood up in assembly to talk about Teenage Cancer Trust and start a fundraising campaign. He, bravely, publically recalled his own experience to help others like him. After leaving school, he turned down a university place to take a gap year, volunteering full time at children's cancer charity, where he worked tirelessly to help improve quality of life for the children. He has also been working with Teenage Cancer Trust- e.g. he made an appeal speech at their Royal Albert Hall fundraiser, in front of thousands. He re-sat some A-levels, determined to achieve his potential, and has secured a place at a top London university next year. Sam is truly an inspiration to all who know him."
Mrs Minter-Green carried the torch through Lewisham on 23rd July. Her nomination story is as follows:
"P.E. Teacher Jaime Minter-Green's mother was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis when Jaime was a teenager. Sport mad Jaime has dedicated years to fundraising for her charity Mermaids for MS set up to raise funds for the M.S. Society. The culmination was in 2007 when after a year's relentless training Jaime swam solo across the English Channel completing the massive task in 14 hours 32 minutes and has raised over £60,000 for M.S. causes."