The eight strands in the 'Go Further' section of our website, demonstrate just how big the Get Set family is – we have programmes, competitions and learning resources in areas as diverse as Communication, Collaboration and Citizenship, Culture and Creativity, Enterprise, Healthy and Active Lifestyles, Internationalism, PE and School Sport, Practical Learning and Sustainability and Regeneration.
The Sustainability and Regeneration strand is particularly busy and active at the moment. EDF Energy has created a fantastic website for schools called The Pod, which is bursting with resources and activity ideas. Schools can win grants to support them to become 'greener', take part in Green Britain Day (10th July) by making a green footprint pledge and inspiring other schools to do the same, and much more.
The best bit is that schools can use what they do with The Pod and Green Britain Day to blog on Get Set, and also as part of their application to join the Get Set network. Just today, I heard from a Headteacher from a Sports College in the North West where the whole school is devoting the 10th July to being greener.
There's loads planned for the next school year, but I'm particularly excited about Smallsteps4Life, which will sit in the Healthy and Active Lifestyles strand. This programme is closely linked to the Change4Life initiative and is all about encouraging young people to set themselves fun, achievable challenges in healthy eating, getting active and feeling good.
The ODA are transforming the East End of London – it's hugely interesting and they have provided us with brilliant information sheets covering a range of topics from the archaeology and history of the Olympic Park site and the different jobs being done there so that young people across the UK can learn about the work happening in London. I especially like the Construction Crew leaflet and the great facts about habitats, energy and waste.