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Date: Jan, 2010 Views: 2757

Kent’s London 2012 Olympic Torch Conference

What we wanted to do

Discussion within small groups, then working with other schools/ noting down ideas or drawing them/presenting ideas to each other for evaluation.

What we did

Children worked in groups to complete their designs for the torch arrival in Dover. They wrote these down/ illustrated and in some cases dramatised the different ways in which they thought this could happen and then presented these to an audience of 150 people consisting of pupils from other schools, politicians and artists.

What impact did it have for the children involved?

Students comments include
They thoroughly enjoyed the day. They felt part of the preparations for 2012.
They really wanted to be involved in the future and were proud to have made a contribution.

Teachers comments include

Children were motivated and inspired by the initial presentation and arrival of the 1948 torch. They worked collaboratively with other schools. Young children are more able to think out of the box than adults and their ideas were highly imaginative and well-thought –out from a practical point of view.

Did the work lead to any differences within the school?

The whole school learnt the seven Olympic and Paralympic values. This was taught during our Sports Focus Week and again as part of the schools’ Olympic torch relay. The children involved prepared PowerPoint presentations and delivered this back to the rest of the school.

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