Are you excited and ready for the Olympic Games? Well we are! It’s time you get excited too!
Here at Trap Media we want to give you ideas and opportunities to help you make the most of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Using the power of the Olympic values our aim is to help inspire young people to take part in school sport and PE to work towards leading healthy lifestyles, with the Olympic Torch just being lit now is the time to light your students creativity and passion for the Olympics!
We wanted to give you some tips and ideas to help prepare your children for the Olympics with some basic activities you can use adapt and develop. We offer a range of workshops that can be directly used towards raising the awareness of the Olympics.
Activities to Introduce the Olympics:
Why not give children the opportunity to design, run and take part in their own Olympic event. This could either take place in one day or over a number of PE lessons or lunch times.
Devise teams to give children the opportunity to take part in several events against others of their own age and ability. Throughout the competition they can also score points for their design skills, creativity, organisational skills and their ability to officiate and lead.
Why not book an enterprising workshop geared towards the Olympics, some sports coaching workshops that have mini Olympic events for your students to take part in?
Symbolism has always been a major part of the Olympic Games, with high-profile opening and closing ceremonies providing a combination of messages from the host nation and Olympic ideology.
The Olympic flame symbolises the endeavour for perfection, the struggle for victory, peace and friendship.
- What message should be given out in the opening speech of the school Olympics and who should make it?
- Who should be chosen to light the school’s very own Olympic flame?
- How would competitors initially enter the arena?
Give your children the opportunity to devise and discuss their own choices for the opening ceremony, why not design their own Olympic touch too?
With so many nationalities involved in the Olympics multicultural workshops offer a great introduction to other cultures. Try African Drumming, Chinese Ribbon Dance or Samba Dance all great ways to devise an opening ceremony for your students to partake in.
Olympic Logo Design
Host a mini-Olympic logo design competition; it is a prime example of how sport can act as a vehicle to develop cross-curricular learning – the focus in this instance being design and technology.
As a massive sporting, social and cultural festival, the Games always leaves a strong legacy for its host city. Similarly, a study of the Olympics can have a lasting impact on school life, as through in school experiences children’s interest in sport may be heightened or even initiated. With so many cultures and nations taking place most subjects can gear lessons towards the Olympics not just PE.
The perfect addition to celebrating the Olympics are our visual arts workshops, try a mask making workshop, photography workshop or perhaps sculpture and design your own Olympic based projects we can meet your requirements and outcomes.
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