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The 'Go For It' Challenge

The 'Go For It' Challenge aims to bring together the core components of Baron Pierre de Coubertin's Olympic ideals Education, Culture and Sport. It encourages all schools and each of the 12 educational districts to develop their own London 2012 Learning Plans.

The following elements have been recognised as being fundamental in creating a comprehensive and innovative learning experience for students of all ages:

1 - Get to Know - Informed Spectator

This element aims to create the 'Informed Spectator'. Pupils will Get to Know about the Games and their Values. This will be achieved on the following levels:

  • Young Person
  • School
  • Community

Schools are encouraged to utilise and engage with the National Get Set programme for key events past and present. View example »

2 - Cultural Challenges - Creative Explorer

This element aims to build a 'Creative Explorer'. Pupils will complete a Cultural Challenge that promotes creativity, investigation, innovation and performance. The PRIDE values will expose pupils to new and diverse concepts, impacting on:

  • Young Person
  • School
  • Community

Schools will be encouraged to utilise the Kent20in12 Learning Themes as a stimulus for innovative learning opportunities. View example »

3 - Sporting Challenges - Physically Active Participant

This element aims to create the 'Active Participant'. Pupils will compete in a range of Sporting Challenges that will engage them with new sporting activities and competition, leadership and healthy lifestyle. This element aims to impact on:

  • Young Person
  • School
  • Community

Schools will be encouraged to utilise the Kent School Games as a stimulus with Sports Colleges and School Sport Partnerships supporting pupils to experience as many of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic sports in an active and exciting way. View example »

4 - Treasured Moments - Lasting Memento

This element aims to create a lasting memento that records the experiences and memories during London 2012 for the:

  • Young Person
  • School
  • Community

This will form part of the young peoples' legacy programme for this once in a lifetime opportunity. Schools will be encouraged to utilise the existing good practice of working collaboratively across local Educational Districts and their communities. View example »


Use the links opposite to see examples of how these elements can be delivered.

Links

See below for some examples of how to deliver the 4 elements of the Go for it challenge:

 

The link below shows an example of how schools/settings can structure the 'Go For It' Challenge:

 

Downloads
Download information documents (pdf format) outlining the 'Go For It' Challenge and examples of how the elements can be delivered: