London 2012 Education Resources Launched for Schools Around the World

Set of resources designed to help young people around the world to learn about London 2012 Games 04 Oct 2011 By IPC

"We are delighted to launch these new resources and to provide a new platform through which young people from around the world can learn about and join us in getting excited about the London 2012 Games."

School children and teachers are set to benefit from new London 2012 education resources launched this autumn.

The new set of resources is designed to help young people in nations around the world learn about the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and to build excitement for the Games in their schools and communities.

The resources are available online now (www.london2012.com/schoolsfromaroundtheworld) in English (Advanced level and Basic level), French and Spanish. They provide London 2012 Games information, activity ideas and images to encourage young people to learn about, discuss and take part in projects related to the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Topics include: the sports and venues of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the heritage of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in the UK, and an introduction and the story behind Wenlock and Mandeville - the London 2012 mascots.

Schools around the world using these resources are encouraged to email or write to the London 2012 International Education Team to tell them or share a photo highlighting how they have been using these new resources. The first 10 schools (one from each country) to contact London 2012 will receive a pack of London 2012 goodies. [email protected]

The London 2012 Organizing Committee (LOCOG) is working with the 205 National Olympic Committees, the 170 Paralympic Committees and partners including the British Council, the BBC and the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office to ensure schools are aware of and using these resources in classroom activities, assemblies and local celebrations in the lead-up to the Games.

LOCOG Chair Seb Coe said: “We have always believed that the Olympic and Paralympic Games have the ability to capture the imagination of young people all over the world and to encourage them to choose sport. We are delighted to launch these new resources and to provide a new platform through which young people from around the world can learn about and join us in getting excited about the London 2012 Games.”

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