2 In this pack: GET TO KNOW: INSPIRATION Becoming an informed spectator, thinking about the valuesOnline resources, discussion points, activities & moreCULTURAL CHALLENGE: INSPIRATIONCreatively explore the value of inspirationIcebreakers, session ideas and moreNEED MORE PRACTICAL HELP?You’ll find guidance notes on printing & using the slides at the end of the pack
3 Kent Olympic & Paralympic Values: PRIDE Personal excellenceRespect and friendshipINSPIRATIONDetermination and courageEqualitygetset.london2012.com/For more info:
4 DELIVER YOUTH ACHIEVEMENT AWARD PRIDE can deliver a 15 hour challenge GET TO KNOWFocus on creating the informed spectatorFocus on getting to know the Games and their ValuesCULTURAL CHALLENGEFocus on becoming a creative explorerFocus on exploring the Olympics through creation, investigation and performanceSPORTING CHALLENGEFocus on becoming an active participantFocus on sporting activity and leadershipTREASURED MEMORIESFocus on creating treasured memoriesFocus on recording, evidencing and creating a lasting recordDELIVER YOUTH ACHIEVEMENT AWARDPRIDE can deliver a 15 hour challengeFor more information visit
6 Introduction GET TO KNOW: CREATE THE INFORMED SPECTATOR Aims: Young people understand the Olympic and Paralympic valuesYou people know something about the history of the Olympic GamesYoung people can identify their heroes and great Olympians and ParalympiansYoung people know about the events surrounding the GamesYoung people acknowledge different culturesEXAMPLE:Value chosen: InspirationActivity & Aims:Research Olympic & Paralympic moments that can be seen as inspirational. Think about the way we can be inspired through these sporting achievements. Think about the way we use inspiration in our everyday livesYAA Challenge:Online tasks and resources can be printed or stored electronically, group discussions can be recorded in both audio and transcription, photographic evidence, blogs, evaluation sheets etc. can all form part of the evidence for the challengeLearning Outcomes:Young people will be learning about the history and values of the Olympics and Paralympics, young people will be becoming informed spectators, young people will be encouraged to explore and understand the value of inspiration
7 Online Resources getset.london2012.com/en/resources Get Set website resourcesgetset.london2012.com/en/heroesOlympic & Paralympic hopefuls & heroes to follow in 2012getset.london2012.com/en/the-gamesOlympic & Paralympic Games historygetset.london2012.com/en/resources/14-16/gamesExcellent online games based around Olympic & Paralympic valuesgetset.london2012.com/en/resources/7-11/7-11-the-olympic-and-paralympic-valuesThe Olympic & Paralympic values that PRIDE is based ongetset.london2012.com/en/resources/14-16/games /14-16-know-your-valuesThe Know Your Values game focuses on your core individual values and is a great conversation starter7
8 Online Resources www.intute.ac.uk/supportdocs/olympics.pdf An extensive list of online Olympic resources, including history, heroes and the future for the gamesA comprehensive database of all Olympic medallistsFind out all about your British sporting heroes hereFind out all about Kent sport stars hoping to become Olympic heroesThe official website of the British Olympic MovementColin Jackson aims to inspire you to achieve your goals
9 Aims, Objective & Outcomes Creating an informed spectator who knows about the Games and their valuesObjectivesOBJECTIVESUnderstanding Olympic & Paralympic values and how they apply to our own lives, thinking about who our heroes are and the way our heroes inspire us, how we find inspiration in our own livesOutcomesOUTCOMESself reflection, awareness of values and how they help us to find inspiration in our own lives, working individually and with a group, understanding the Olympic message and how it applies to your own life
10 Icebreakers LARGE GROUP TOILET PAPER PULL Pass round a toilet roll and ask each member of the group to pull off as many pieces as they like. Now go round the group and ask them to come up with an inspirational word for every sheet they have!SMALLER GROUPS3 IN COMMONDivide the group into 3s and give each smaller group minutes to come up with three unusual things they have in common (NOT age, hair colour etc). Then encourage each group to feed back to the group as a wholeINDIVIDUALMY POCKETSAsk each young person to think of 2 objects they always carry around with them that have personal significance. Then ask them to do a show and tell to the rest of the group about their items.
11 Discussion PointsPRINT THEM OFF! STICK THEM UP! GET PEOPLE TALKING! Need more ideas? Use the ‘Know Your Values’ quiz (see online resources) to kick start some great conversations
12 Discussion PointsWhat does ‘Inspiration’ mean to you? Where do you find inspiration in your own life? Who inspires you?Inspiration is one of the 4 Paralympic values – what do you find inspiring about the Paralympics and the men and women who take part?Who or what makes a good role model? Why?
13 Discussion PointsCan sportsmen really be seen as ‘heroes’? Or are they just like other celebrities? What are the differences between celebrities and heroes?What is the most inspiring sporting achievement you’ve ever seen? What made it so inspiring?
14 MATERIALS: flip chart paper OR pieces of card OR activity sheet Inspire - InspirationPlanMATERIALS: flip chart paper OR pieces of card OR activity sheetUse flip chart paper to record responses OR stick up cards with the word ‘inspire’ around the centre to encourage young people to discuss OR record responses on the activity sheetDoDISCUSS: ask young people what the word ‘inspiration’ means to them – what qualities do they associate with this Olympic value? What inspires them?RECORD: try and associate a word or quality to each of the letters in the word ‘Inspire’ using flip chart paper or the activity sheet – display flip chart paper and/or cards in your centreTake It FurtherWALL OF FAME: ask young people to bring in pictures and information about the people that inspire them and add them to a ‘Wall of Fame’ OR you could display in a folderHERO/HEROINE OF THE WEEK: make time in your PRIDE sessions to talk about the hero/heroine of the week – these could be someone in the news or a local hero!
15 Inspire - Inspiration I N S P R E What does the word ‘INSPIRE’ mean to you? Jot down words or images using the letters to inspire you!INSPRE
16 Superhero Card Sort AIMS To explore the Paralympic value of ‘Inspiration’Consider the qualities that heroes/heroines needTo take inspiration from the lives of your heroes & heroinesMETHODSPrint out the cards on the sheet & glue onto cardThis can either be a whole group or small group activity – each group will need a set of cardsEveryone in the group must agree on which statements they think are true, which are false and which could be both – everyone in the group must agreeWhat statements were easy to agree on? And which ones were most difficult? What has the group learned about the values heroes & heroines embody?TAKE IT FURTHERThink about the special qualities your hero or heroine has and what superpowers they might have – now draw or create a collage of your hero/heroine as a superheroFind some pictures of Paralympic heroes & heroines and glue them to card – ask young people to decide what they think is each athlete’s special quality and how they are inspirational
17 Superhero Card Sort A hero/heroine can do things other people can’t Heroes/heroines are people everyone likesA hero/heroine often goes unnoticedA hero/heroine can do things other people can’tA hero/heroine is someone you respectHeroes/heroines can come from any countryHeroes/heroines are always cleverA hero/heroine contributes in a positive wayMen do more heroic things than womenA hero/heroine has overcome difficulties
18 Sporting Heroes PLAN IT Print out the hero cards or make your own Divide your group into 4 smaller groups/pairsDO ITWork with each group/pair to think about their sporting hero – what are their most inspirational qualities? Do the group share any of those qualities?Present your hero– ask each group/pair to present their hero’s life story and their inspirational qualitiesREVIEW ITAsk young people what inspires them about each of these heroes? What inspirational qualities would they like to emulate?Ask young people to think about how their hero shows their inspirational qualities - alone or in a team? By helping others or performing inspiring feats?
19 Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson Tanni was born on 26th July 1969 in Cardiff, Wales. As a young child Tanni wore callipers, as a result of being born with spina biffida, and started to use a wheelchair from the age of seven. From the outset, her parents were supportive and encouraged her independent streak.Tanni's first school experience was at Birch Grove Primary, she is remembered there as a very determined young lady. Tanni tried many sports at primary school and particularly enjoyed swimming, archery and horse riding. Tanni first tried wheelchair racing at St. Cyres Comprehensive School, aged 13. At 15 she won the 100 metres at the Junior National Wheelchair Games. At 18, Tanni became a member of the Bridgend Athletics Club, the British Wheelchair Racing Squad and was selected for her first World Wheelchair Games. Since then she has smashed records in wheelchair racing.Tanni is a multiple gold medal winner and was made a Dame in She is a passionate campaigner on women’s and disability issues.
20 Oscar PistoriusOscar Pistorius – the ‘Blade Runner’ – had both of his legs amputated below the knee when he was a baby. As a result, he runs with prosthetic “blades” that are attached to his legs, enabling him to run. His training and dedication has given him the capacity to compete with the best able-bodied athletes in the world.Oscar is the winner of four Paralympic gold medals and three World Championship gold medals. He is also the first amputee to win an able-bodied world track medal.More recently he has become involved in modelling and fashion, and picked up GQ’s Best Dressed Man Award in South Africa and was nominated for GQ USA’s Man of The Year 2011.Oscar has continued to champion sport as a tool for development and has often spoken of the positive effect sport had on his own life growing up in South Africa. He says”You’re not disabled by the disabilities you have, you are enabled by the abilities you have.”
21 Simon Richardson MBESimon Richardson was involved in a serious crash in 2001, aged 41, which left him permanently disabled. He was hit by a car, which left him with serious leg and back injuries and no feeling down his left hand side.Doctors recommended cycling would help his rehabilitation, so he continued, using a specially-adapted bike powered by his right leg.It was during his five-year rehabilitation that he competed and won Gold & Silver medals in Beijing 2008 and was awarded the MBE for his sheer "mettle". He has been described as “a brilliant guy, highly motivated, and with such a positive outlook on life”
22 Ade Adepitan MBEAde Adepitan contracted polio as a baby and needed callipers to help him walk. He picked up a basketball having seen the Great Britain Wheelchair Basketball Team in action and since then he has never looked back, playing basketball professionally and winning medals in all the major championships. He has been honoured by the Queen for services to disability sport.Ade is also a television presenter and his television work has allowed him to help those less fortunate than himself - he has campaigned against racism and disability discrimination as well as being a patron for Scope and the Association for Wheelchair Children.Ade’s courage and determination was shown when, during filming of Beyond Boundaries, a pulley broke and he was forced to haul himself up a 5000 foot mountain in the blazing heat.Never one to sit around, Ade’s energy and enthusiasm have led him to compete in the London Marathon and take up wheelchair tennis!
23 Olympic Inspiration Wordsearches PLANPrint off the activity sheetsDOAsk young people to complete the wordsearches either individually, in pairs or in small groupsNEXT STEPSStart a discussion about heroes and how they inspire usTry making your own wordsearch puzzle using
24 Olympic Inspiration Wordsearch: Sporting Heroes Sir Steve RedgraveDame Tanni Grey-ThompsonDame Kelly HolmesEleanor SimmondsMo FarrarJessie OwensBen AinslieAde AdepitanEddie the EagleOscar PistoriusEric the EelSir Chris Hoy
25 Olympic Inspiration Wordsearch: Inspiration and Motivation AWESOMEBELIEFCOOLCREATIVEENCOURAGEMENTENTHUSIASMGENIUSMOTIVATIONORIGINALITYRESOURCEFULNESSTALENTVISIONBeliefVisionTalent
27 Introduction CULTURAL CHALLENGE: CREATIVE EXPLORER Aims: Young people explore the world through a range of mediums e.g. art. technologyYou people express themselves using a range of mediums e.g. visual art, written word, photography & video, bloggingYoung people can identify their artistic and technological heroesYoung people are introduced to new cultures and develop their own cultural identity through exploration of the Olympic & Paralympic GamesYoung people understand the contribution of different cultures to the GamesEXAMPLE:Value chosen: InspirationActivity & Aims:Building on research and discussion around inspiration and the way athletes inspire all of us, young people will explore the idea of inspiration and heroes through a range of mediums e.g. spoken word (poetry & rapping), visual art, video (recreating a record breaking achievement), online (setting up a web page to celebrate an athlete’s achievements).YAA Challenge:Online tasks and resources can be printed or stored electronically, art work, written word, video etc. can all be recorded and form part of the evidence for the challengeLearning Outcomes:Young people will be exploring their feelings about inspiration and what exactly they admire in a particular athlete or record breaking performance and expressing them through a creative medium of their choice
28 Online Resources http://getset.london2012.com/en/resources Resources from the official Get Set London 2012 websiteOfficial site of the 2012 Cultural OlympiadFind out more about taking part in the Inspire programmeKent Sport Cultural Olympiad pagesThe Olympic Torch Relay rewards inspirational people with a chance to carry the torch – try these activities based around this inspirational eventSome ideas from the NUS on how you can engage young people with some fun art based ideasSession plans for presenting the Olympic values & making kites in 20 minutes 12 seconds!
29 Aims, Objective & Outcomes Becoming a ‘creative explorer’ by exploring the Olympics through creation, investigation and performanceObjectivesOBJECTIVESCompleting a cultural challenge that promotes creativity, investigation, innovation and performance around inspirationOutcomesOUTCOMESUnderstanding who and what inspires us creatively, using reflective thinking, applying the Olympic message to your own life, developing creative skills, working individually and as a team, expressing understanding of the value of inspiration creatively
30 Icebreakers REACT & ACT LARGE GROUPVALUES AUCTIONGive each young person an imaginary £10,000 to spend on the Olympic & Paralympic Values. Auction each Value and keep a tally of what each young person has spent and the price each value ‘sells’ for. Discuss which value has the most importance for the group, and why?SMALLER GROUPSREACT & ACTHave each member of the group write an inspirational event on a slip of paper – this could be scoring the winning goal at Wembley, getting engaged or winning the lottery. Put all the paper slips in a bag/box/bin (or similar) and ask each young person to pick a slip and then act out their reaction to what’s on the slip. The rest of the group try and guess what the event is!INDIVIDUALFOUR CORNERSYoung people have a piece of paper that they need to divide into four with 2 straight lines. In each corner ask them to draw/write: an object that inspires them, someone who inspires them, what animal they would be, the most important thing in their life. Now compare sheets!
31 Discussion PointsPRINT THEM OFF! STICK THEM UP! GET PEOPLE TALKING! Need more ideas? Use the ‘Know Your Values’ quiz (see online resources) to kick start some great conversations
32 Discussion PointsWhat musicians/writers/performers inspire you? What qualities do they have that you find inspirational?Thomas Edison once said that genius was “1% inspiration and 99% perspiration” – do you think hard work is more important to success than the inspiration to do well?Are inspirational figures always good role models?
33 Inspirational MusicAIM: To explore the power of music to inspire and express ourselvesMETHOD: Ask young people to choose one song that inspires them and to share it with the rest of the group – make sure young people bring their music in a format you can play or consider using a free service like SpotifyHOW IT WORKS: Listen to each individual’s choice of songs and ask them to share why the songs have meaning for them. Now think about:Lyrics: Do you think lyrics can inspire & influence?Music: what techniques do musicians use to make their music inspiring?WHAT NEXT: ask young people to write their own personal lyrics to their song or even to create their own music if you have the resources – this could be as individuals or groups
34 Inspirational Flags PLAN IT Young people are going to create a Tibetan prayer flag that symbolises the find inspirationalMATERIALS: different coloured card – blue (sky), white (air), red (fire), green (water), yellow (earth)HOW IT WORKSYoung people will choose a piece of coloured card appropriate to their inspirational thoughtYoung people write or draw their inspirational message on cardYoung people who want to share their inspirations are encouraged to do soWHAT NEXTDisplay your flags!Encourage young people to discuss the things and people that inspire them and give reasons why they doFind out more about Tibetan prayer flags and the symbols that are used
35 Inspiration Medals WHAT NEXT? PLANMaterials: Paper plates, foil, paints, pens, decorative art materials, magazines and other collage materialsThis is suitable for young people working alone or in pairsDOGive each young person a paper plate and ask them to turn it into an ‘Inspiration Medal’ – this can either be to inspire themselves to do great things or to be awarded to someone who has inspired them to use inspirational words and images to complete their medalWHAT NEXT?Award them! Have an award ceremony where young people present their medals and explain why their medal looks the way it does – discuss the choices young people have made in putting together their design and what similarities and differences there are between the medalsDisplay them! Make a display of your inspiration medals in your centre
36 Young People’s Challenge: Graffiti Wall PLANMATERIALSFlip chart paper, marker pens, paints, collage materials - do not use aerosols inside • Inspirational quotes & images from books, magazines, the internetDOMETHOD & IMPLEMENTATIONChallenge young people to create a graffiti wall in your centre that reflects what ‘inspiration’ means to them • Alternately you could produce an e-book , an online photo album using Flickr or similar or a videoNEXT STEPSWHAT HAPPENS NEXTWhy not move on from the graffiti wall to a full scale collaborative mind map – try https://bubbl.us/ for free online mind mapping software
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