On Thursday the Olympic mascot Mandeville joined students from our Olympic Club to officially launch our new, state of the art, disabled access minibus. The minibus was specifically chosen to allow our disabled students and young sportspeople to travel to sporting fixtures and other events alongside their able bodied peers.
It is fitting that Mandeville visited for this occasion; his name comes from Stoke Mandeville Hospitalin Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England which held The Stoke Mandeville Games, the inspiration for the Paralympics. Mandeville wears a pink stopwatch on his wrist which on models reads 0:20:12. His helmet-like head with three points coloured blue, red and green represents the agitos, the Paralympic Symbol.