Get Set Inspires Schools

The London 2012 education programme, Get Set, is poised to continue to work with schools across the UK to integrate Olympic and Parlaympic values into their curriculums.

The British Olympic Association and the British Paralympic Association have announced that they will partner together to take the Get Set programme forward. A new website will be launched soon featuring a range of resources including activity ideas, assemblies, project ideas and films focused on the Olympic and Paralympic Values. Teachers will also be able to share their work and ideas with each other through the site.

The announcement was made at a Get Set conference held in London in October hosted by Olympian Jonathan Edwards and attended by Lord Sebastian Coe, Edward Timpson MP, Andy Hunt and Tim Hollingsworth and more than 450 teachers and school leaders from Get Set network schools across the UK.

Coe, LOCOG chair, 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 and Paralympic values continue to be integrated into the curriculum of schools across the UK.”

Throughout the conference, delegates shared their experiences of Get Set and heard more about the success of the programme that saw more than 26,000 schools and colleges register to receive access to resources and opportunities inspired by London 2012. Indeed 91% of registered schools have undertaken Paralympic activity as part of the programme and 84% of teachers say that Get Set had a positive impact on their enthusiasm and motivation in 2012.

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