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PlayStation® and Nissan’s GT Academy to air on ‘Dave’

Nissan GT Team

Nissan GT Team

Sony Computer Entertainment today announced that TV channel Dave will be broadcasting a series   of   five   programmes   featuring   the   GT   Academy.   GT   Academy   was   devised   by PlayStation® and Nissan to unite the worlds of virtual and reality by turning the ultimate gamer into a real-life racing driver. The series of programmes will be aired on Dave across the next five weeks, each airing on a Saturday at 7.00pm, with the first programme featured this Saturday, 4th April.  The  shows  will  be  repeated  on  Wednesdays  at  7.30pm  and  then  again  the  following Saturday morning at 11.00am.

The show will chart an incredible, ‘every-boy’s dream’ journey that started with gamers from 11 European countries posting times via the online version of PlayStation’s stunning Gran Turismo driving game. The fastest 20 drivers in each country were invited to a national final to compete head-to-head on Gran Turismo 5 Prologue. The UK National Final was hosted at the beginning of August 2008 at the topical surrounding of the spectacular GT-R display on Nissan’s stand at the British International Motor Show.  The event proved a tense showdown which saw the UK’s three top gamers qualify for an uncompromising week-long training camp at Silverstone Circuit, the epicentre of British motorsport.

National finalists from France, Italy, Germany, Austria, Spain, Netherlands, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden and the UK arrived at Silverstone at the end of August 2008 as the world of ultra-realistic virtual racing broke through into reality. The GT Academy rolled onto Silverstone’s starting  grid  and  was  not  for  the  fainthearted.  Gruelling  fitness  and  mental  attitude  training started  the  process  of  unearthing  those  with  a  real  desire  to  win.  The  intense  and  rigorous driving programme saw the finalists take the wheel of some stunning hardware, but also piled on the pressure to see who would crack.

Dave’s coverage of GT Academy really will reveal the old cliché of ‘the agony and the ecstasy’ as the 20 finalists are gradually whittled down to two winners in a tense, knockout format judged by a panel of experts. The prize at stake was the incredible opportunity to undergo an intensive training and racing programme to qualify for an international racing license.

After nine months of hard work, challenges and successes the PlayStation / Nissan race team achieved  what  some  motorsport  pundits  said  would  be impossible.  Supported  by  team  mate Johnny   Herbert,   the   former   British   Formula   One   driver,   the   overall   winner   went   on   to successfully  race  as  a  key  member  of  the  team  in  a fully-prepared Nissan 350z  at the Dubai 24hr endurance race.  This marked the first time a racing driver has ever been found in this way.

GT Academy proved to be an inspired and stunning experiment to bridge the gap between the virtual and real worlds. The TV series that charts the success of the programme contains high drama and memorable moments and is a must see for any aspiring racing driver or keen gamer.

Thousands of Pupils Tucking Into Their Free School Meal

The huge rise in the number of children having free school meals has been praised by the School Food Trust.

Northamptonshire County Council embarked on an ambitious campaign to increase by 10% the take up rate for free school meals by 2009.

Latest figures show an extra 1,300 children are having free school meals compared with last year. This means that since 2007 the take-up has increased by 35%.

Cabinet member for children and young people Councillor Joan Kirkbride said: “These figures are fantastic news. We have smashed our target of 10% and week by week the number of children having free school meals is increasing.

“It’s so important we give children the best possible chance in life by ensuring they eat good nutritious food to assist their learning.

“I would still urge all those people who think they are entitled to free school meals to get in touch and ensure through healthy and nutritious food, their child is getting the best out of their school day.”

The county council started its drive to improve healthy eating in schools and help children get the right food in 2006.

The county council’s drive was in response to the establishment of the School Food Trust by the government whose remit was transform school food and food skills, promote the education and health of children and young people and improve the quality of food in schools.

Chris Wainwright, director of communications at the School Food Trust, said: “It is fantastic news that Northamptonshire County Council has been successful in increasing the amount of children taking up free school meals. We know that this isn’t something that can happen overnight and could only have been achieved through sheer hard work.

“It is important that schools and other local authorities address the reasons why some children still choose not to eat school food after registering and why some families do not register despite qualifying for free school meals. The Trust’s top priority is ensuring that as many children as possible eat a tasty, balanced and nutritious school lunch and we will continue to work with and support local authorities to make sure we achieve this.”