5 ways to boost your school's values with the latest Get Set resources

Get Set

The British Olympic Association and British Paralympic Association’s youth engagement programme, Get Set provides a wealth of educational resources that aim to inspire students to live the Olympic and Paralympic Values.

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Teachers and pupils alike are set to be inspired by the Olympic and Paralympic Values with the launch of the Values Awards from Get Set, the official youth engagement programme of the British Olympic Association and British Paralympic Association. This initiative is building on the success of Get Set for Community Action, which empowered more than 18,000 young people to make real changes within their community Students aged between seven and 19 have until 2nd February 2018 to enter.


Here’s why you should get involved:


1. Win exclusive prizes


Throughout the Autumn term, your school will be entered into a special prize draw for every student who completes one of the three Values Awards before 2nd February. That means schools and students stand a chance of winning exclusive prizes, including visits from multiple Paralympic Gold medallist Sophie Christiansen CBE and Rio 2016 silver medal-winning Rugby 7s star James Rodwell, one of five Samsung Tablets, signed athlete goodies or an exclusive Values Awards poster.


2. Get free resources for your school


The Values Awards are a brilliant way to introduce and develop values and character education, while also structuring your students’ volunteering project and rewarding their achievements.


Students will work through three categories, comprised of online and practical activities and challenges to help them build life skills, get active and become responsible citizens:

  • Introduce students aged 7-11 to the Olympic and Paralympic Values with the Stars Award.
  • Explore ways to apply the Values to the everyday lives of students aged 11-14 with the Champions Award.
  • Ask students aged 14-19 to evidence their volunteering activities with the Ambassadors Award.


3. Develop vital life skills


The Get Set Values Awards are curriculum-linked for PSHE, PSE, Citizenship and other related programmes of study for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, as well as the broader delivery of values-based education.


The Values Awards will help young people to develop a range of key skills and learnings such as resilience, active citizenship, teamwork and the importance of social wellbeing.


Image of James Rodwell, courtesy of Edcoms


4. Get inspired!


Gayle Morison, class teacher at Kyleakin Primary, Isle of Skye said:


“The Get Set Values Awards tied in perfectly with my plans to cover Health and Wellbeing. The challenges were all great and really engaged my pupils, prompting lots of discussion. Linking everything to Olympic athletes worked really well. In fact, because of the Values Awards we have adopted the Olympic and Paralympic Values as part of our school ethos!”


Multiple Paralympic Gold medallist Sophie Christiansen CBE said:


“As somebody who has lived the Paralympic Values, it’s great to be part of the Get Set Values Awards, and I’m excited to see how pupils around the country are applying the Paralympic and Olympic Values to their everyday lives. I’ll be visiting one lucky school somewhere in the UK, so make sure you sign up and take part for a chance to win!”


5. Getting started is no hassle


Sign-up for teachers is quick and easy:


1. Sign up to the Get Set Values Awards.
2. Create a class and add your students to generate class logins.
3. Students share evidence and reflections of their volunteering and unlock their online certificate and badge.


For more information, and to register for the Values Awards, visit www.getset.co.uk/values-awards.


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