The British Olympic Association and the British Paralympic Association
will partner together to take the Get Set programme forward. A new
website will be launched 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 the Get Set conference in London hosted by Olympian Jonathan Edwards and attended by Seb 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.
Seb 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 which saw more than 26,000 schools and colleges register to receive access to resources and opportunities inspired by London 2012. 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.