London 2012 used the power of the Olympic and Paralympic Games to inspire children and young people across the UK and around the world. Some of the programmes, initiatives and opportunities created especially for children and young people are listed below.
Launched in September 2008, Get Set is the official London 2012 education programme for children and young people in thousands of schools and colleges across the UK. Get Set aims to spark young people’s imaginations and enthusiasm for learning, helping them to realise their potential using the major milestones leading up to the London 2012 Games, and the Olympic and Paralympic Values.
International Inspiration is the ground-breaking international legacy programme of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. It has enriched the lives of 12 million children and young people in 20 countries around the world through high-quality and inclusive physical education, sport and play.
The Young Leaders programme gives 100 disadvantaged young people the chance to play a significant role in the delivery of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. And schools and communities across the UK celebrate the nations competing in London 2012 this summer for World Sport Day on 25 June.