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London 2012 Paralympics


The whole of the UK will be involved in London 2012 – from hosting sporting events to taking part in the Get Set programme. Find out more on our map.

Choose a story below to learn more about what’s happening and where.

London 2012 World Sport Day

World Sport Day launch

Schools are planning how they will celebrate the athletes and cultures of the world for London 2012 World Sport Day on Monday 25 June 2012. Take a look and be inspired!

Andy's Olympic Torch Relay blog!

Andy Martin on bike

Andy is a member of the Get Set team who is travelling with the Olympic Torch Relay on its journey around the UK. Explore this map to read Andy’s Get Set blog from the Olympic Torch relay!

Get Set network schools and colleges!

The West Midlands launches the Get Set network

There are now over 1000 members of the Get Set network located across the whole of the UK! Find out who they are!

Games inspired activity across the whole of the UK!

Find out what events and activities have been going on across the whole of the UK and feel inspired!

The Paralympic Games

IPC Thornden school

Lots of schools across the UK have been learning about the Paralympic Games!

Team GB

Ben Ainslie Beijing

Find interesting facts and figures about some of the athletes who have been selected for Team GB!


Nigel Murray Boccia

Read short biographies and find out more about some of athletes who have been selected for ParalympicsGB!

Wenlock and Mandeville visit schools and colleges

Wenlock with students at Dundonal Primary school, NI

See what Wenlock and Mandeville got up to on their first visits to schools and colleges across the UK.

Secondary schools and FE colleges-what is happening already?

Pupils of Hellesdon High

Secondary schools and FE colleges across the UK are using the London 2012 Games to inspire learning. See what they are up to.

Primary schools-what is happening already?

Drawing of family trees by school children

Primary schools all over the UK are taking part in the Get Set programme. See where they are on our map.

Young Ambassadors

Young people gather round a clipboard while they consider a task

Find out what Young Ambassadors from across the UK have been up to

School sport partnerships

A group of young people get ready to demonstrate their sport

School sport partnerships across the country are rising to the Get Set challenge. See how schools are joining together to live the Olympic and Paralympic Values.

International Inspiration

A PE lesson in a school in India

International Inspiration is transforming the lives of young people around the world. See how students in Nottingham have been learning from students at school in Brazil.

Activity in the community

Students in Hackney take part in the Personal Best finals

Find out more about community projects which are inspired by the London 2012 Games!

Green Britain Day

Green Britain Day 2

More than 800 schools celebrated their ‘green credentials’ as part of Green Britain Day on 10 July 2009.

Paralympic Handover

Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, receives the Paralympic Flag in Beijing

Schools and colleges across the UK celebrated the moment of Paralympic Handover on 17 September 2008.

Life in the Olympic Village

Artist's impression of the Olympic Village

Take a look at what life will be like for athletes in the Olympic Village during the 2012 Games.

Digging up the past

Children view a skeleton on the Olympic Park site

The Olympic and Paralympic venues won’t be the first things built in the Olympic Park. Find out more about the history of the site.

Cleaning up the Park

Diggers moving earth on the Olympic Park site

The site of the Olympic Park used to be an industrial area. Find out how the landscape has been cleaned up.