Paralympic Games education programmes

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London 2012 mascots Mandeville and Wenlock visit UK schools

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The IPC works with the games organising committee to provide information and direction on how the committee can develop its own education programme in conjunction with the message and values of the IPC to ensure impact and is linked in to the overall Games legacy.

The IPC has regular communications with the organising committees of upcoming Paralympic Games to facilitate the transfer of knowledge and ensure the creation of high-quality programmes.

London 2012

“Get Set” is the official London 2012 education programme for schools, colleges and local authority education providers across Great Britain. London’s main aim is to use the power of the Olympic and Paralympic Games to inspire children and young people across Great Britain and around the world.

The Get Set website http://www.london2012.com/join-in/education/get-set/ offers a huge variety of opportunities, with resources targeted at 3 - 19 year olds, with a whole range of flexible, interactive learning resources designed to learn about the Olympic and Paralympic Values – with games, factsheets, films, news articles and much more.

More than 19,500 schools and colleges are involved in the Get Set Project and nearly 6,500 have joined the Get Set reward and recognition scheme.

Sochi 2014

Sochi is currently creating their games related education programme. For more information about the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games, please visit http://sochi2014.com/.

A number of NPC’s also have their own education programmes, examples of which can be found at:

Canadian Paralympic Committee, Petro-Canada Paralympic Schools Programme

Australian Paralympic Committee, Telstra Paralympic Education Programme

British Paralympic Association, Ability vs. Ability

Belgium Paralympic Committee - School Project

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