In this pack: GET TO KNOW: INSPIRATION Becoming an informed spectator, thinking about the values Online resources, discussion points, activities & more CULTURAL CHALLENGE: INSPIRATION Creatively explore the value of inspiration Icebreakers, session ideas and more NEED MORE PRACTICAL HELP? Youll find guidance notes on printing & using the slides at the end of the pack
Kent Olympic & Paralympic Values: PRIDE Personal excellence Respect and friendship INSPIRATION Determination and courage Equality getset.london2012.com/ www.kent20in12.org.uk/ For more info:
GET TO KNOW Focus on creating the informed spectator Focus on getting to know the Games and their Values CULTURAL CHALLENGE Focus on becoming a creative explorer Focus on exploring the Olympics through creation, investigation and performance SPORTING CHALLENGE Focus on becoming an active participant Focus on sporting activity and leadership TREASURED MEMORIES Focus on creating treasured memories Focus on recording, evidencing and creating a lasting record DELIVER YOUTH ACHIEVEMENT AWARD PRIDE can deliver a 15 hour challenge For more information visit http://bit.ly/YAAinfo pack http://bit.ly/YAAinfo pack
Introduction GET TO KNOW: CREATE THE INFORMED SPECTATOR Aims: Young people understand the Olympic and Paralympic values You people know something about the history of the Olympic Games Young people can identify their heroes and great Olympians and Paralympians Young people know about the events surrounding the Games Young people acknowledge different cultures EXAMPLE: Value chosen: Inspiration Activity & 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 lives YAA 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 challenge Learning 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
Online Resources getset.london2012.com/en/resourcesGet Set website resources getset.london2012.com/en/heroesOlympic & Paralympic hopefuls & heroes to follow in 2012 getset.london2012.com/en/the-gamesOlympic & Paralympic Games history getset.london2012.com/en/resources/14- 16/games-1-1-1-1 Excellent online games based around Olympic & Paralympic values getset.london2012.com/en/resources/7- 11/7-11-the-olympic-and-paralympic- values The Olympic & Paralympic values that PRIDE is based on getset.london2012.com/en/resources/14- 16/games-1-1-1-1/14-16-know-your- values The Know Your Values game focuses on your core individual values and is a great conversation starter
Online Resources www.intute.ac.uk/supportdocs/olympics. pdf An extensive list of online Olympic resources, including history, heroes and the future for the games www.olympic.org/athletesA comprehensive database of all Olympic medallists www.britishathletes.org/Find out all about your British sporting heroes here www.kentsport.org/london2012/heroes_f uture.asp Find out all about Kent sport stars hoping to become Olympic heroes www.olympics.org.uk/The official website of the British Olympic Movement www.bbc.co.uk/wales/raiseyourgame/Colin Jackson aims to inspire you to achieve your goals
Aims, Objective & Outcomes Aims AIMS Creating an informed spectator who knows about the Games and their values Objectives OBJECTIVES Understanding 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 lives Outcomes OUTCOMES self 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
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 GROUPS 3 IN COMMON Divide the group into 3s and give each smaller group 10-15 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 whole INDIVIDUAL MY POCKETS Ask 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.
Discussion Points PRINT 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
Discussion Points What 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?
Discussion Points Can 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 youve ever seen? What made it so inspiring?
Inspire - Inspiration Plan MATERIALS: flip chart paper OR pieces of card OR activity sheet Use 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 sheet Do DISCUSS: 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 centre Take It Further WALL 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 folder HERO/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!
Inspire - Inspiration What does the word INSPIRE mean to you? Jot down words or images using the letters to inspire you! I N S P I R E
Superhero Card Sort To explore the Paralympic value of Inspiration Consider the qualities that heroes/heroines need To take inspiration from the lives of your heroes & heroines AIMS Print out the cards on the sheet & glue onto card This can either be a whole group or small group activity – each group will need a set of cards Everyone 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 agree What statements were easy to agree on? And which ones were most difficult? What has the group learned about the values heroes & heroines embody? METHODS Think 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 superhero Find some pictures of Paralympic heroes & heroines and glue them to card – ask young people to decide what they think is each athletes special quality and how they are inspirational TAKE IT FURTHER
Superhero Card Sort A hero/heroine can do things other people cant A hero/heroine often goes unnoticed Heroes/heroines are always clever A hero/heroine is someone you respect Men do more heroic things than women Heroes/heroines are people everyone likes A hero/heroine can do things other people cant Heroes/heroines can come from any country A hero/heroine contributes in a positive way A hero/heroine has overcome difficulties
Sporting Heroes PLAN IT Print out the hero cards or make your own Divide your group into 4 smaller groups/pairs DO IT Work 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 heros life story and their inspirational qualities REVIEW IT Ask 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?
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 2010. She is a passionate campaigner on womens and disability issues.
Oscar Pistorius Oscar 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 GQs Best Dressed Man Award in South Africa and was nominated for GQ USAs 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 Youre not disabled by the disabilities you have, you are enabled by the abilities you have.
Simon Richardson MBE Simon 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
Ade Adepitan MBE Ade 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. Ades 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, Ades energy and enthusiasm have led him to compete in the London Marathon and take up wheelchair tennis!
Olympic Inspiration Wordsearches PLAN Print off the activity sheets DO Ask young people to complete the wordsearches either individually, in pairs or in small groups NEXT STEPS Start a discussion about heroes and how they inspire us Try making your own wordsearch puzzle using www.discoveryeducation.com /puzzlemaker www.discoveryeducation.com /puzzlemaker
Olympic Inspiration Wordsearch: Sporting Heroes Sir Steve Redgrave Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson Dame Kelly Holmes Eleanor Simmonds Mo Farrar Jessie Owens Ben Ainslie Ade Adepitan Eddie the Eagle Oscar Pistorius Eric the Eel Sir Chris Hoy
Introduction CULTURAL CHALLENGE: CREATIVE EXPLORER Aims: Young people explore the world through a range of mediums e.g. art. technology You people express themselves using a range of mediums e.g. visual art, written word, photography & video, blogging Young people can identify their artistic and technological heroes Young people are introduced to new cultures and develop their own cultural identity through exploration of the Olympic & Paralympic Games Young people understand the contribution of different cultures to the Games EXAMPLE: Value chosen: Inspiration Activity & 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 athletes 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 challenge Learning 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
Online Resources http://getset.london2012.com/en/resourcesResources from the official Get Set London 2012 website www.london2012.com/cultural-olympiadOfficial site of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad www.london2012.com/about-us/our-brand/inspire- programme.php Find out more about taking part in the Inspire programme www.kentsport.org/london2012/groups_arts.aspKent Sport Cultural Olympiad pages http://l2012.cm/torchrelayactivitiesThe Olympic Torch Relay rewards inspirational people with a chance to carry the torch – try these activities based around this inspirational event http://bit.ly/olympicvaluesactionsheetSome ideas from the NUS on how you can engage young people with some fun art based ideas http://l2012.cm/quickfirevalues http://l2012.cm/2012kite Session plans for presenting the Olympic values & making kites in 20 minutes 12 seconds!
Aims, Objective & Outcomes Aims AIMS Becoming a creative explorer by exploring the Olympics through creation, investigation and performance Objectives OBJECTIVES Completing a cultural challenge that promotes creativity, investigation, innovation and performance around inspiration Outcomes OUTCOMES Understanding 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
Icebreakers LARGE GROUP VALUES AUCTION Give 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 GROUPS REACT & ACT Have 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 whats on the slip. The rest of the group try and guess what the event is! INDIVIDUAL FOUR CORNERS Young 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!
Discussion Points PRINT 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
Discussion Points What 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?
Inspirational Music AIM: To explore the power of music to inspire and express ourselves METHOD: 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 Spotify www.spotify.com/uk www.spotify.com/uk HOW IT WORKS: Listen to each individuals 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
Inspirational Flags PLAN IT Young people are going to create a Tibetan prayer flag that symbolises the find inspirational MATERIALS: different coloured card – blue (sky), white (air), red (fire), green (water), yellow (earth) HOW IT WORKS Young people will choose a piece of coloured card appropriate to their inspirational thought Young people write or draw their inspirational message on card Young people who want to share their inspirations are encouraged to do so WHAT NEXT Display your flags! Encourage young people to discuss the things and people that inspire them and give reasons why they do Find out more about Tibetan prayer flags and the symbols that are used http://www.prayerflags.com http://www.prayerflags.com
Inspiration Medals PLAN Materials: Paper plates, foil, paints, pens, decorative art materials, magazines and other collage materials This is suitable for young people working alone or in pairs DO Give 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 medal WHAT 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 medals Display them! Make a display of your inspiration medals in your centre
Young Peoples Challenge: Graffiti Wall MATERIALS Flip chart paper, marker pens, paints, collage materials - do not use aerosols inside Inspirational quotes & images from books, magazines, the internet PLAN METHOD & IMPLEMENTATION Challenge 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 video DO WHAT HAPPENS NEXT Why not move on from the graffiti wall to a full scale collaborative mind map – try https://bubbl.us/ for free online mind mapping softwarehttps://bubbl.us/ NEXT STEPS
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