London 2012: Bringing the Olympic Park to life
The day started with a fairly long minibus ride through the busy London traffic, made a lot more enjoyable by seeing how many waves you could get from people walking around London!
We arrived in the car park, and soon remembered the security we would have to go through, so the next 10 minutes were spent trying to pull the change out of our pockets and worrying whether braces would set off the machines!
Once we were in the Olympic Park, it was clear it was going to be an amazing day. The first stadium we saw was the Velodrome, which with its unique 'Pringle' shape was really impressive.
Then, from the distance, a large structure that looked almost like a rollercoaster, or helter-skelter, caught our eye.
A teacher then explained that the 'helter-skelter' was actually a work of art designed by the world-famous artist Anish Kapoor and was funded by the richest man in the world, the Indian steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal, who paid most of the total cost of the sculpture.
As we milled along with the crowds of people, you could feel the excitement building - the 2012 School Games were going to start soon.
We arrived at the Aquatic Centre and showed our tickets quite a few times; security was strict.
Once we were in the place was buzzing with excitement, and the sheer size of the main pool and diving pool was breathtaking!
The design of the building was stunning, as the reflective curved ceiling meant the water shone off it, making the whole venue brighter. We took our seats that were surprisingly close to the pool - green and very comfortable - and the Games began!
The swimmers were amazing, the best of the UK were competing- it was brilliant! My personal highlight was seeing the disabled athletes compete.
I found it amazing that people with such huge physical challenges could still race at such a high level of competition and it was really impressive to watch.
The whole day was a unique experience and everyone that went thoroughly enjoyed it. It really was a once in a lifetime opportunity, and I feel privileged to have been to the Olympic Park and watch some really outstanding athletes!