Thursday, 24 July 2008

I started the day with Max Amesbury and Helen Plimmer who wanted to talk to me about a project they had been working on...

They have been developing an exciting cross-curricular project for primary schools involving creating a mini-olympic games. The project started with four primary schools: Gledhow, Rothwell Victoria, St Chad's and Whingate and this year expanded to involve thirty schools. The brilliant thing about the initiative is that the children plan, manage and organise their own event including the opening ceremony, all the games and the closing ceremony.

What is very obvious about the work that Max and Helen have been doing is that the whole curriculum can be delivered through this project in the same way we have the international curriculum and the creative curriculum we here have the olympic curriculum and in the build up to the London Olympics this initiative is simply magic.

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