London 2012 education programme to provide lasting legacy
The London 2012 education programme – Get Set – will continue to work with schools across the UK to integrate the Olympic values into their curriculum, after the British Olympic Association partnered with the British Paralympic Association to take the pro.
A new website will be launched featuring a range of resources including activity and project ideas as well as films focused on the Olympic values. Teachers will also be able to share their work and ideas with each other through the site.
Seb Coe, Chairman of the London 2012 Organising Committee, said: “I have travelled the UK in the past four years to see first hand how our education programme has inspired an interest in sport in young people. I’m delighted that the BOA and BPA are partnering to ensure that Get Set lives on and the Olympic values continue to be integrated into the curriculum of schools across the UK.”
To date, more than 26,000 schools and colleges have registered to receive access to the free Get Set resources, which enable 3- to 19-year-olds to find out more about the Olympic Games and explore the Olympic values of excellence, friendship and respect.
British Olympic Association CEO Andy Hunt added: “The Get Set programme provides a powerful and important vehicle for connecting young people with the spirit and values of the Olympic Movement and we are honoured to accept the baton from LOCOG to continue this important initiative.”