Archive for November, 2011
- November 24th, 2011
- Comments: none Tags: : Categories Commonwealth, Commonwealth Games, Get Set, global citizenship, health and well being, International, olympics, Paralympics
A Games Legacy for Scotland – Building the Legacy for Learning
Date: 31st January 2012
Venue: The Hilton, William Street, Glasgow
Education Scotland would like to invite you to a national event to share and develop your knowledge, experience and ideas in developing a legacy for learning from the Games.
London 2012 and Glasgow 2014, the Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games, put Scotland in a unique position over the next 3 years to use the exciting opportunities the Games bring to make a lasting impact on our major national agendas – health, education, the economy, culture and the environment. London 2012 will be the biggest show on the planet with an audience of over 3 billion. It will be closely followed by Glasgow 2014 when Scotland will welcome teams from the 54 countries and 71 teams of the Commonwealth to participate in our Games. We want to create a buzz and capture the spirit of these events to inspire educators to work together nationally to maximise the legacy for learning, to promote excellence and to deliver exciting experiences for our young people.
This Games Legacy for Learning event will provide an opportunity to exchange ideas about how the Games can be used as a rich context for learning to encourage sustainable international partnerships and to support the implementation of Curriculum for Excellence. As well as showcasing some of the ways in which schools, local authorities and partners have already engaged with the Games, the event will enable practitioners to access a wide range of resources and opportunities and to network with fellow professionals and partners to support their own practice.
Education Scotland is committed to supporting the aims of the Scottish Government’s Games Legacy for Scotland plan and to working in partnership with the Glasgow 2014 Organising Committee and the London 2012 ‘Get Set’ team, to enable a legacy for learning. London 2012, as well as being an exciting opportunity in its own right, provides Scotland with an ideal springboard for Glasgow 2014.
Click here to download the DRAFT programme.
How to book
To register for this event please visit http://conta.cc/gameslegacy.
This event is free. Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.
Please contact Diane Carson on 0141 282 5172 or email email@example.com for further information.More
- November 24th, 2011
- Comments: 2 Comments » Tags: : Categories Get Set, global citizenship, health and well being, olympics, Paralympics
Jonathan Edwards, former Olympic and World champion triple jumper, is speaking to students at Wester Hailes Education Centre in Edinburgh, a member of the London 2012 Get Set network reward scheme for schools, on Friday 9th December at 9am as part of a London 2012-themed Speakers for Schools Week on 5 – 9 December. Education Scotland will be broadcasting the event live on Glow TV so have your questions ready for one of our most successful athletes…
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Don’t miss out on free tickets to the Olympic and Paralympic Games!There’s still time to claim free tickets to the London 2012 Games for your students aged 10-18 before Friday 16 December 2011 by visiting www.london2012.com/getset. Get Set is the official London 2012 education programme for schools and colleges across the UK. Once you’ve claimed your tickets you’ll also be eligible for a range of exciting rewards and opportunities for your students, and free resources to help you link learning to the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Speakers for Schools is open for registrations from state secondary schools and colleges across Scotland, the official Scottish launch will be in early 2012, so register now to participate and get an eminent speaker to talk to students – about anything from arts to engineering – for free.
This new charity is the idea of BBC Business Editor, Robert Peston, who wants young people in disadvantaged state schools to have the same opportunities to hear from inspirational speakers as those who attend top independent schools.
740 people have so far registered to participate including many leading CEOs, politicians, media and arts people, scientists, entrepreneurs and academics. Speakers will address the big topical issues: technological, scientific, political, economic, historical, cultural, artistic, ecological and ethical. The aim is to broaden the horizons and raise the aspirations of disadvantaged young people.
Speakers for Schools is administered by small UK charity the Education and Employers Taskforce. Please visit: http://www.speakers4schools.org/
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- November 20th, 2011
- Comments: none Tags: : Categories Commonwealth, Commonwealth Games, Get Set, global citizenship, health and well being, International, International Inspirations, olympics, Paralympics, south africa, sustainable development
Lasswade High School in Midlothian is taking part in a London 2012 initiative to support at least one Olympic team and at least one Paralympic team from around the world to help their students prepare for the arrival of athletes and visitors from around the world to their towns/cities/communities for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games next summer.
A new initiative called ‘Support a Team’ is a major new strand of Get Set goes global’, part of the official London 2012 education programme which aims to help students explore and demonstrate how sport brings the world together.
Schools will be encouraged to learn about the athletes and cultures of their chosen teams, along with Team GB and ParalympicsGB, in the lead-up to the London 2012 Games.
All schools can access free learning resources at www.london2012.com/getsetgoesglobal to help them to select their teams. Resources designed to help young people get behind the athletes competing for Team GB and ParalympicsGB will be available via the ‘Get Set’ website in the new year.
Lasswade High has chosen to support the Chinese gymnastics team because the school has full high quality gymnastics facility which is home to Lasswade Gymnastics club. They have also chosen to support the South African Paralympic team because of their link with a South African township school.
There will be up to 204 Olympic teams and 170 Paralympic teams competing at London 2012 and there are many ways a school can select a team. Schools could choose a team their school or community already has a link with or that speaks a language spoken in their school. They may choose a team training near them at a Pre Games Training Camp or by using the ‘team selector tool’ on the interactive map, available on the ‘Get Set goes global’ website www.london2012.com/getsetgoesglobal
Promoting international links and encouraging intercultural dialogue are also key themes of the Scottish Government’s Games Legacy for Scotland plan. With Glasgow 2014 just around the corner following next year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games in London, there is a real opportunity for Scottish schools and communities to connect with the Commonwealth and really forge some longlasting links.
So… if you are participating in the Get Set ‘Support Another Team’ initiative for London 2012, why not consider selecting a Commonwealth country? The majority of Commonwealth countries are in the developing world and thus provide a rich and relevant learning context for young people to explore global citizenship, health and well being, creativity and enterprise.More
- November 7th, 2011
- Comments: none Tags: : Categories Get Set, global citizenship, health and well being, International, olympics, Paralympics
On Monday 7th Nov 2011, London 2012 unveiled more than 1,000 communities across the UK that will have their moment to shine on the route of the 70-day Olympic Torch Relay.
Get Set has created some amazing new resources to help you learn about the Torch Relay.
Top facts about the Olympic Torch Relay:
- More than 95% of the population will be within 10 miles of the Olympic Flame.
- The Olympic Flame will visit more than 1,000 communities. Check out this brilliant interactive map to find your nearest community on the route.
- The Olympic Torch Relay will travel by different methods of transport including horseback, bicycle, tram and steam train!
- The Olympic Flame will arrive in the UK on 18 May 2012 and the Olympic Torch Relay will begin at Land’s End on 19 May 2012 and complete its journey at the Olympic Stadium on 27 July 2012.
Check this link for information on the Torch route in Scotland.
Get Set for the Olympic Torch Relay
Your students can begin learning about the Torch Relay now using new resources for 3-16 year olds which cover:
- The origins, history, and memorable moments of the Olympic Flame and past Torch Relays.
- The people who will carry the London 2012 Olympic Flame and the communities they will travel through.
- The design of the London 2012 Olympic Torch.Check out the activity and fact sheets now
Plus you can download a brand new image bank and films of the London 2012 Torch and previous Torch Relays too!
And that’s not all – in February 2012 Get Set will launch a second set of resources, which will help you to plan how you can welcome the Flame and celebrate the Relay as it comes to a community near you.
Make sure you are signed up to the Get Set Network by 16th December to get your free allocation of Olympic tickets.More
- November 6th, 2011
- Comments: none Tags: : Categories Commonwealth, Commonwealth Games, global citizenship, health and well being, International, olympics, Paralympics, sustainable development
In 2014, Glasgow will host 71 countries and territories and more than 6,500 athletes and officials across 17 sports at the XX Commonwealth Games. Glasgow 2014 will be the biggest multi-sports event that Scotland has ever hosted and is already bringing significant opportunities and benefits for the people and communities of Glasgow and Scotland.
The Scottish Government has just launched a new web portal to provide a one-stop-shop for all Games Legacy information, ideas, opportunities and activities to help people and communities get involved and create a lasting legacy for Scotland. As you may know, the Games Legacy for Scotland plan has 4 main strands shown on the main page: Active, Connected, Sustainable and Flourishing. Building a legacy for learning involves all four strands but you will find most of the information about learning in the Connected strand.
One of the first news items on the portal is the exciting announcement about the London 2012 Festival, the culmination of the Cultural Olympiad, which will feature a huge range of events taking place in Scotland between Midsummer’s Day, 21 June 2012, and the last day of the Paralympic Games on 9 September 2012. This includes Forest Pitch, the art project by Craig Coulthard which is currently inviting primary age children across the countryto take part in a competition for the best football strip designs for the project.
To find out how you can get involved in all aspects of Games Legacy, go to the new portal on www.gameslegacyscotland.org
For more information on the legacy for learning go to the Education Scotland Games Legacy online areaMore
- November 4th, 2011
- Comments: none Tags: : Categories Get Set, global citizenship, health and well being, International, International Inspirations, olympics, Paralympics, Uncategorized
Venue: Blackfriars Development Centre, Perth
Education Scotland are offering a Games Legacy support workshop at Blackfriars Development Centre in Perth.
London 2012 and Glasgow 2014 provide us with a unique oppportunity to build a powerful legacy for learning across the curriculum not just in health and well being but in literacy, creativity, enterprise and global citizenship. These major international events are an ideal context for developing new and existing international partnerships and for encouraging interdisciplinary learning within Curriculum for Excellence.
This workshop will provide:
- the background to the Scottish Government Games Legacy plans
- an introduction to the benefits of taking part in the London 2012 Get Set programme
- A guide to joining the London 2012 Get Set Network
- the opportunity to share ideas with colleagues on how to plan for Glasgow 2014
Who should attend?
This event is for teachers, active school co-ordinators and other practitioners in Perth although participants from other authorities are welcome.
Spaces are limited and will be allocated on first come first served basis. Please note interest by returning your name and contact details to firstname.lastname@example.orgMore