May 31, 2012 13:45 BST With just 59 days to go until the London 2012 Opening Ceremony, pupils at Mickle Trafford Village School, were today visited by Olympic Silver Medallist, Leon Taylor and local Atos employee, Tim Burnett, to encourage the children to achieve a personal best for the Games. Atos brought a London 2012 experience to Mickle Trafford Village School.
Cardiff school pupils encouraged to achieve personal bests for London 2012 with AtosMay 31, 2012 13:56 BST
Gail Emms and Atos, Worldwide IT Partner for Olympic and Paralympic Games, brings London 2012 excitement to Ysgol y Berllan Deg School with special visit
Cardiff, May 30, 2012 – With just 58 days to go until the London 2012 Opening Ceremony, pupils at Ysgol y Berllan Deg School in Cardiff, were today visited by Olympic Silver Medallist, Gail Emms and local Atos employee, Ryan Bryers, to encourage the children to achieve a personal best for the Games.
Atos brought a London 2012 experience to Ysgol y Berllan Deg School with a visit to an assembly and a number of classrooms, where pupils took part in a special Olympic Games presentation, took pictures and had their shirts signed by Gail Emms, who won a Silver Medal at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.
Selected by Atos employees from Cardiff, the pupils at Ysgol y Berllan Deg School were also taught how athletes and Atos Business Technologists prepare to achieve their personal bests at the Olympics. The schoolchildren and their teachers then asked Gail Emms and Atos’ Ryan Bryers a range of questions, including their predictions for some of the main events at this years’ Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Commenting on the inspirational visit, Angharad Walpole, School Deputy Head Teacher, said:
“It’s fantastic having an Olympic star like Gail Emms visit our school and inspire the pupils with a bit of London 2012 magic. Having the Games in the UK will probably be a once in a lifetime opportunity for these pupils, so I am encouraging them to make the most of it. I hope this visit inspires them to get involved and achieve their own personal best in their school work.”
Cardiff based Atos Enterprise Architect, Ryan Bryers, explained to the pupils how, in its role as Worldwide Information Technology (IT) Partner for London 2012, the Atos team of Business Technologists, together with the other London 2012 Technology Partners, will deliver the world’s largest sports IT contract.
“We want to make sure that everyone, from athletes, to commentators and viewers watching at home, has the best experience possible at London 2012,” said Ryan Bryers, Atos Enterprise Architect. “Like any athlete taking part in the Games, our Business Technologists will be striving to achieve their personal best to help ensure a successful Games.”
Between now and the start of London 2012, Atos will work with LOCOG and its technology partners to deliver some of the key systems which make the Games happen. At Games time, the Technology Team will be made up of 3,500 technology specialists. Atos plays a key role in the deployment of 900 servers, 1,000 network and security devices and more than 10,000 computers.
Atos has been the Worldwide IT Partner for the Olympic and Paralympic Games since Salt Lake City in 2002 and, over the last 10 years, has been integral to making every Winter and Summer Olympic Games a success. It is all of this experience and expertise that allows Atos to consistently deliver outstanding results for clients across the Globe.
The other LOCOG Technology partners for London 2012 are:
- Atos - Worldwide Information Technology Partner
- Acer – Worldwide Computing Equipment Partner
- BT - Official Communications Services Partner
- Airwave - Official Private Mobile Radio Services Supplier
- Cisco – Official Network Infrastructure Supporter
- Omega – Official Timekeeper
- Panasonic – Official AV Equipment Partner
- Samsung – Official Wireless Communications Partner