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Get Set, the official London 2012 education programme, is now up and running. It has been developed by the London Organising Committee for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympics Games (LOCOG), with support from the department. Driven by an interactive website featuring a whole host of flexible resources for 3- to 19-year-olds, it will give children and young people across the UK the chance to learn about the Olympic and Paralympics values and play their part in the 2012 Games.
Through the website, schools, colleges and other learning providers that are demonstrating a student-led commitment to the values will have the chance to join the 'Get Set' network and receive rewards, recognition and endorsement.
In addition, London 2012 is working with partners to develop resources across eight key themes. These are:
Register on the website today and get started. Share your great ideas and work with the London 2012 education team and you could feature on the Get Set map.
Host an event for teachers, other practitioners or other young people within your local area. A list of the resources and support LOCOG can provide is outlined in the links.
Encourage your local schools and colleges to profile their activity on the Get Set map and through their own communication channels including school websites, newsletters, local newspapers, etc.
There were lots of new resources, events and opportunities in 2009. These included
LOCOG ran competitions and draws throughout the year to encourage institutions to register and share their work.
From 28 June to 2 July 2010, the Lloyds TSB National School Sport Week took place across the country, helping to motivate pupils and fulfil objectives for PE and school sport using the inspiration of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympics Games and values.
The aim was simple: to help excite and motivate pupils to do more sport by celebrating and profiling all that has been achieved in PE within schools, and to launch new sport-based initiatives. To achieve this, the Youth Sport Trust and Lloyds TSB provided teachers with free resources including teacher packs, great prizes, and visits from British Olympians and Paralympians to help inspire pupils in sport and physical activity.
Register with Get Set to find out more about National School Sport Week which takes place from 27 June to 1 July 2011. Registrations open at the end of October 2010.
Join the Get Set network to be involved with other schools and pupils in this London 2012 educational programme, which aims to involve children and young people in the excitement and inspiration of the Olympics.
Website of the National School Sport Week, sponsored by Lloyds TSB.