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London 2012 Paralympics

Get Set for the Olympic Truce

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How can you use the power of sport to help build a better, more peaceful world?

Get Set for the Olympic Truce is a comprehensive learning resource to introduce the concept of the Olympic Truce to young people. It is designed to encourage them to debate and discuss how sport and the Olympic and Paralympic Games can bring people together from different backgrounds, cultures and countries.

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Explore the history of the Olympic Truce and its origins in Ancient Greece by watching the short film Get Set for the Olympic Truce. To learn more about the Olympic Truce and how sport and the Olympic Games can bring people together from all over the world download the fact file Olympic Truce fact file - 457.64kb.

These resources have been created for use within a variety of settings including classes, assemblies, tutor groups and peer-to-peer learning to help students consider activities that could be effective within the school and local community to promote the ideals of the Olympic Truce.

Click on the links below for ideas and activities to become part of the Olympic Truce movement and help your students think about how sport enables people to come together without the burden of racism, prejudice or discrimination.

Get Set for the Olympic Truce in Primary Schools
Get Set for the Olympic Truce in Secondary Schools
Get Set for the Olympic Truce for 16 – 19s

And remember, if you’re already part of Get Set, the activities you do that are inspired by the London Games will entitle you to join the Get Set Network. By learning about the Olympic Truce you’re learning about and living the Values of respect and friendship, so use this to join the network. Tell us what you will be doing that is inspired by the Olympic Truce and gain access to rewards and special opportunities that are only available to Get Set network members.