Ling Bob to lead schools in Olympic celebration

Ling Bob Junior, Infant and Nursery School in Halifax has been awarded a grant to support the West Central Halifax Family of Schools and other Schools in Calderdale to get involved in London 2012 and make the most of opportunities available through the official London 2012 education programme ‘Get Set’.

Schools across England that are engaged with the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games were invited to apply for a grant of up to £8,800. The

London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) have worked closely with the Department for Education, who are funding the scheme, called ‘Plan your 2012’. Plan your 2012 offers schools that join the London 2012 ‘Get Set network’ reward and recognition scheme the chance to share their passion for the Games, inspiring and engaging other schools and young people and building partnerships across their community.

Ling Bob is a member of the ‘Get Set’ Network and is one of 174 schools who have been awarded a grant, selected from more than 580 schools who applied.

The grant will fund a development of curricular resources and activities, involve School Staff delivering special themed assemblies based around the Olympic and Paralympic Values and culminating in an Olympic Festival at North Bridge Leisure Centre with opening and closing ceremonies plus competitions in Volleyball, Indoor Hockey and Goalball (a game played by visually impaired players).

The presentation of certificates and medals will be made by Paralympic GB Team Member, Hannah Cockroft.

Get Set is the official London 2012 education programme for schools and colleges across the UK. More than 23,500 schools have already registered with the programme. It provides students and teachers with access to free resources including films, activity ideas and fact sheets to support young people to explore the Olympic and Paralympic Values and play their part in the London 2012 Games.

Over 16,700 have gone one step further to join the Get Set network reward and recognition scheme by demonstrating their commitment to living the Olympic and Paralympic Values. Members receive a plaque, certificate, and use of the London 2012 education logo and they are entered into regular prize draws to win tours of the Olympic Park as well as visits from athletes and the London 2012 mascots.