Burnham Joggers

Visual Arts Project and Exhibition

Exhibition of Work - London 2012 Open Weekend Events High Street Burnham

Following the success of the Heads N' Tales Visual Arts Project work with the Burnham Joggers Club began which included students from Burnham Upper and Grammar School. This new project was part of the London 2012 Open Week-end events 24 - 26 July 2009. Through the mediums of film, photography, drawings and paintings artist and film-maker along with the students produced works to capture the spirit, movement and energy of the athletes as they go through their paces in training and race events.

The work culminated in an exhibition in an empty shop in Burnham High Street sponsored by Sherriff Mountford Estate Agents.

The Olympic Motto

The Olympic motto is "Citius, Altius, Fortius". These three Latin words mean "Swifter, Higher, Stronger". Baron de Coubertin borrowed the motto from Father Henri Martin Dideon, the headmaster of Arcueil College in Paris. Father Dideon used the motto to describe the great achievements of the athletes at his school. Coubertin felt it could be used to describe the goals of great athletes all over the World.

The Olympic Creed

Pierre de Coubertin got the idea for this phrase from a speech given by Bishop Ethelbert Talbot at a service for Olympic champions during the 1908 Olympic Games. The Olympic Creed reads:

The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well.

Burnham Joggers were formed in 1978 by Dr Bob Green, each year they donate between £8 – £10K, (surplus monies) to local charities.