07 December 2011>
Heolddu Comprehensive School hosted a special Get Set workshop recently where local schools learned about how Olympic values can be incorporated into school life.
Get Set is the official London 2012 education programme for schools, college and local authority education providers across the UK.
Teachers from local schools including Rhiw-Syr-Dafydd attended the workshop, as well as local Adistar Young Ambassador Zak Perry and Coach of the Future Sophie Moore.
The main focus of the session to further develop the national Get Set network and make use of the vast array of resources available on the Get Set website, which are targeted at 3-19 year olds.
The Get Set 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.
Zak Perry, Young Ambassador said, "The workshop was awesome. I learnt about the Olympic values and how important it is to encourage young people to get involved with sport and the Olympics and Paralympics".
Heolddu Comprehensive School (HOC) are leading the way, having created a Heolddu Olympic Committee – these pupils are dedicated to incorporating the Olympic values into their daily lives and aim to encourage others to do the same.
The school is also working on an Olympic event to be held at the school prior to the London 2012 games. During this event the school aim to organise a "School Sports Olympic week" offering a variety of sporting competition to all year groups.
The HOC will take on the roles of organising and officiating the events under the supervision of the PE staff. Heolddu have also set up a cross curricular projects with the German and food technology department.
Through Get Set Global the school have linked up with Warialda High School in Australia. The staff at both schools will be working on a literacy programme and intend to share good practice. The pupils will be linking up with their respective partners and exchange ideas and developing the school links. Some pupils will be lucky enough to attend Warilada High School for the day when they go on a rugby and netball tour in 2013.
Heolddu have also have been contacted by a school in India to work together on Get Set and continuing their links between both schools.
For further information on Get Set and how schools can register to the Get Set Network, go to getset.london2012.com
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