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The Geography Collective and the Cultural Olympiad

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As few people would have missed, a small event is happening in London next year. 

Alongside the event is the Cultural Olympiad which is the largest multicultural celebration in the history of the Olympic and Paralympic Movements.  In other words, it’s going to be massive and an important way for teacher to get young people involved in the spirit of the London 2012 Olympic Games. 

As a teacher I think that we should all be encouraging young people to engage with and develop the values of the 2012 Games:

They will be following three Olympic Values Values:

  • friendship
  • respect
  • excellence

And four Paralympic Values

  • equality
  • courage
  • determination
  • inspiration

Part of the Cultural Olympiad is the Discovering Places project.:

Discovering Places - London 2012’s Cultural Olympiad campaign to inspire communities across the UK to discover their local environment.

The super dooper awesome news is that we at The Geography Collective can now confirm that we will be working on this huge project with Discover Explore.

Daniel Raven-Ellison, the inspiration for many things that The Geography Collective get up to, says:

‘We are extremely excited to be working on this cutting edge and creative strand of Discovering Places.  This project is going to open up opportunities for children and families to explore and experience places in new ways and have a great deal of fun while thare are at it.  We will be uncovering heritage in ways that will demonstrate how inclusive the Cultural Olympiad is and break new ground on engaging young people with the people, places and stories of not only our pasts but our future’s past.’

So, look out for further developments! The Collective get together in early May to create ideas…….

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