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London 2012 Paralympics

Welcome the world

London and the UK will soon host the largest festivals of culture and sport on Earth: the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Join in the celebration and help to welcome the world to the UK.

As part of the preparation for the London 2012 Games, we are inviting students to be inspired by the Games and to get creative. Can your students come up with different forms of art to show the world what makes the UK such an exciting and diverse place to live while, at the same time, opening our arms out to visitors and athletes from all walks of life?

Show the world how unique the UK is by embracing the creativity of our students and use these resources to inspire your students into creating something that the whole world can share.


In 2012, people will come to the UK from all over the world to share in the London 2012 Games. Help your students communicate this incredible event through the magic of film.


Encourage your students to create a performance that shows off their community, cheers on the teams they’re supporting and will excite people for the start of the London 2012 Games!


Get the world as excited as we are about the 2012 Games! Inspire the photographer in your students. Have them show off the wonder of the Games alongside the beauty of the UK and of their local community.

Visual art

Art is one of the best ways to communicate and the Games gives you and your students the perfect subject to ‘shout’ about!

The UK is as diverse as it is exciting and we want people to know this wherever they are from. Encourage your students to imagine they are performing or creating their artwork for an international audience. You can also follow the resources’ tips on how to better promote your students’ achievements once they complete their work.

Get yourself and your whole class inspired and prepared for the London 2012 Games! And remember, if you’re already part of Get Set, the exciting things you do that are inspired by the London 2012 Games will entitle you to join the Get Set network. So tell us what you will be doing to welcome the world, and gain access to rewards and special opportunities.