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London 2012 Paralympics

What is Get Set?

In the starting blocks

Between now and 2012 we want to create a vibrant, inspirational network of schools, colleges and other learning providers.

What is Get Set?

Get Set is the official London 2012 education programme for schools, college and local authority education providers across the UK.

Watch this film to find out more about Get Set

The Get Set website

This website offers a huge range of opportunities and resoures targeted at 3-19 year olds.

You’ll find a whole range of flexible, interactive learning resources designed to get you thinking about the Olympic and Paralympic Values and the London 2012 Games – with games, fact sheets, films, news articles and much more.

Register with the programme to receive access to even more resources and opportunities, a monthly newsletter and the chance to join the Get Set network and be rewarded and recognised for your school/college work.

The network is made up of learning providers who are demonstrably living one or more of the Olympic and Paralympic Values and are committed to integrating these Values into their whole school development planning and ethos.

What are the Olympic and Paralympic Values?

The Olympic Values:

  • friendship
  • excellence
  • respect

The Paralympic Values:

  • courage
  • determination
  • inspiration
  • equality

The aims of Get Set

  • Enhance young people’s learning right across the curriculum – through sport, culture and education
  • Support and drive existing educational priorities and agendas
  • To involve as many children and young people as possible in the excitement of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
  • To take the magic and inspiration of the London 2012 Games out to classrooms, playgrounds and into the lives of young people across the UK.
  • To support children and young people across the UK in the development of their leadership, personal, thinking and life skills.