Get Set is the official London 2012 education programme. 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.
The London 2012 bid promised to use the power of the Games to inspire young people to choose sport. To date 21,000 UK schools have joined Get Set, allowing them to make the most of the resources, ideas and opportunities the Games have to offer.
Using the major milestones leading up to the London 2012 Games, Olympic Values (friendship, excellence and respect) and the Paralympic Values (inspiration, determination, courage and equality), Get Set aims to spark young people’s imaginations and enthusiasm for learning, helping them to realise their potential.
Get Set is a flexible cross-curricular programme for three-19 year olds, offering materials and resources for teachers to use in the classroom, in assembly and in wider activities. More than 80% per cent of the UK’s schools and colleges are registered with the programme and have access to these resources.
The programme also provides opportunities for reward and recognition through the Get Set network, with visits from athletes, tours of the Olympic Park and tickets to the Games among the opportunities available to schools that demonstrate their commitment to the Games and the Values.
Visit the Get Set website to find out more.
Get Set goes global
Get Set goes global is a strand of Get Set that encourages young people to consider how sport can bring the world together.
Get Set goes global contains three elements:
Get Set for the Olympic Truce
This strand complements and highlights the UN Resolution on the Olympic Truce, which was presented to the UN General Assembly by Lord Coe, on behalf of the UK Government, and adopted by all UN nations in October 2011.
Get Set for the Olympic Truce is a comprehensive learning resource to introduce the concept of the Olympic Truce to young people. It is designed to encourage them to debate and discuss how sport and the Olympic and Paralympic Games can bring people together from different backgrounds, cultures and countries.
Support a Team
This initiative encourages schools across the UK to become a supporter of one Olympic and one Paralympic competing team from around the world, in the lead-up to and during the London 2012 Games. This element is designed to increase young people’s inter-cultural understanding and promote community cohesion and awareness of global issues. The Get Set goes global LINK website provides information on each team, films focusing on athletes’ preparations for the Games and a map identifying where the various teams are training.
London 2012 World Sport Day
Monday 25 June 2012 was a chance for schools and communities across the UK to celebrate the athletes and cultures of the teams competing in the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Schools were encouraged to use the day to:
- host their own World Sport Day opening ceremony, using inspiration from the London 2012 Opening and Closing Ceremonies;
- stage a Global Showcase, highlighting the sports, music, dance, languages and food of the world; and
- celebrate and create the flags of teams they’re supporting in creative ways.
London 2012 World Sport Day is presented by Lloyds TSB in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and Bank of Scotland in Scotland.
London 2012 World Sport Day is delivered by the Youth Sport Trust across the UK.
Go to the Get Set goes global website