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  • ationalogramme Intern tion Pr Londo n 2012 EducaOut of a Rainbow:The story of the London 2012 mascotsA big rainbow arcs over the town down onto a On the floor lie the last two drops of British steel,giant steelworks. used for the London 2012 Olympic Stadium.
  • The drops of steel are turned into Wenlock and As the rainbow gets brighter, the mascots comeMandeville, the London 2012 mascots. to life.Learning fast, the mascots pretend to be athletes The mascots look shiny and reflect the people,running, jumping, diving and boxing. places and things they meet.The figures are named as Wenlock, the Olympic On their journey, the mascots will remembermascot, from the town of Much Wenlock, and everything they learn, and of course, they areMandeville, the Paralympic mascot, from the excited to find out about all the Olympic andtown of Stoke Mandeville. Paralympic sports. Glossary OLYMPIC STADIUM – this is the main venue for the Olympic Games and the Paralympic Games. The Opening Ceremonies, Closing Ceremonies and the Athletics competition take place here MASCOT – a person, object or animal that is used by a team or company e.g. a sports club to promote their activityIn 2012, Wenlock and Mandeville will be there,you’ll be there, and the whole world will be there!
  • Customise the mascots! Make the mascots your own. Go to the LondonIn 2012, the world will help London and the UK 2012 website and change what they lookcelebrate the Olympic and Paralympic Games. like. You can even show your friends your newTo welcome everyone, London 2012 has made mascot in a gallery next to other new mascotstwo mascots: Wenlock and Mandeville. Wenlock from all over the world.is the mascot of the London 2012 OlympicGames. Mandeville is the mascot of the London2012 Paralympic Games.These mascots represent the fun of the London2012 Games. They are very special andunusual.Wenlock and Mandeville are very excited to begetting ready for the 2012 Games. e a A ctivity id Add to the history Glossary Have you seen the films? What will OLYMPIC STADIUM – this is the main venue for the Wenlock or Mandeville do next? Write Olympic Games and the Paralympic Games. The Opening Ceremonies, Closing Ceremonies and the a story of your own! Work alone or in Athletics competition take place here groups. Your idea could be a short story, a poem, or a radio show – in fact, it can MASCOT – a person, object or animal that is used by be anything you want it. Remember: the a team or company e.g. a sports club to promote their more fun you have writing your story, the activity more fun people will have reading it. REPRESENT – to show what something means in a different way
  • Welcome Wenlock Hello, I’m Wenlock, the official mascot for the London 2012 Olympic Games! –  ‘My name comes from the town of Much Wenlock, in Shropshire. This was the place that inspired Baron Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the modern Olympic Games. –  love all the Olympic sports – and I can’t wait I to find out more about them. –  eye is actually a camera lens so I can record My everything I see. –  love meeting people and making friends. The bracelets on my wrists are I friendship bands, in the colours of the five Olympic Rings. –  made from British steel used for the Olympic Stadium, so you might see I’m yourself in me if I meet you along the way. –  light on my head is inspired by the lights on London’s famous black taxis. The The three points represent the places on the podium. –  always try to do my personal best and I will do everything I can to help you do I your best as well! Do you love to learn? Do you enjoy meeting people and making new friends? Join me on my adventure at www.london2012.com/mascots aGlossary Ac tivity ideOLYMPIC STADIUM – this is the main venue for the Inspiring imagesOlympic Games and the Paralympic Games. The Wenlock is on a journey around theOpening Ceremonies, Closing Ceremonies and the UK meeting new friends and learningAthletics competition take place here new things. What new things have youMASCOT – a person, object or animal that is used by learnt recently? Have you made anya team or company e.g. a sports club to promote their new friends? Can you create a pictureactivity that includes the things that are most important to you? Share this picture withPODIUM – a place where athletes get to stand andreceive their medals. your new friends.
  • Name: WaldiWhich Games? Munich 1972More info: Waldi was the firstofficial Olympic mascot. Thestripes on his body are thesame colour as three of the fiveOlympic colours.Name: AmikWhich Games? Montreal 1976More info: In one of Canada’snative Indian languages, ‘amik’meansanadabeaver’. Beavers are
  • Name: WaldiWhich Games? Munich 1972More info: Waldi was the firstofficial Olympic mascot. Thestripes on his body are thesame colour as three of the fiveOlympic colours.Name: AmikWhich Games? Montreal 1976More info: In one of Canada’snative Indian languages, ‘amik’meansanadabeaver’. Beavers are
  • Welcome Mandeville Hi, I’m Mandeville, the official mascot for the London 2012 Paralympic Games! –  name comes from the birthplace of the My Paralympic Games, Stoke Mandeville. Doctor Ludwig Guttmann had the idea that he could use sport to help his patients recover from serious back injuries. He set up a Wheelchair Basketball competition at the same time as the London 1948 Olympic Games and this is how the Paralympics began. –  was created from one of the last two drops of British steel used for the London I 2012 Olympic Stadium, giving me a shine that reflects everything around me. – My eye is a camera lens so I can record everything I see! – From the prongs on my head representing the Paralympic logo to my small, thin tail, I’m built for speed. –  always want to be faster, and the timer on my wrist helps me push to beat my I personal best. – From now until summer 2012 I am finding out all about Paralympic sport. Join me on my adventure at london2012.com/mascots Mandeville always wants to achieve a personal best and wants to help us reach that same goal. Mandeville wants to help people understand what it means to be disabled. Glossary MASCOT – a person, object or animal that is used by a team or company e.g. a sports club to promote their activity e a A ctivity id BIRTHPLACE – the place where an idea or something was created Be your best GOALS – the future success of a person’s action What does ‘personal best’ mean to you? What is your ‘personal best’? Choose a goal PERSONAL BEST – a person’s best action or success you want to achieve by 2012. Write it down OPENING CEREMONY – a large event in the Olympic on paper. Do your friends have different Stadium to celebrate the start of the Games aims? You could make a collage of all the bits of paper on your classroom wall. LOGO – a picture or design which is used to promote a company, a product or an event
  • Image sheet: MandevilleMandeville has been learning as much as possible about London 2012 before the ParalympicGames begin. Here are some of the things that Mandeville has learnt so far: a Ac tivity ide Promoting the Paralympic Values Glossary Mandeville wants everyone to feel PROMOTE – give information on a topic to other special. What are the Paralympic Values? people How can you promote the Paralympic PARALYMPIC VALUES – right ways to live your life Values in your school or community? through the Paralympic Games
  • a Ac tivity ide Help Mandeville to advertise sport! Can you play all the sports that Mandeville is learning? Which of these sports do you play in your school or community? Have you heard of all the sports in the list? If not, why not find out about them?Previous Paralympic mascotsEvery four years, different mascots help us celebrate the Games. These mascots are chosen to reflectthe history of their Host Nation. Name: Petra Name: Fu Niu Lele Which Games? Barcelona Which Games? Beijing 2008 1992 More info: Fu Niu Lele is a More info: Petra was part of happy cow. ‘Lele’ means a family of mascots during ‘happiness’. Cows are seen the Barcelona 1992 Games as hard working animals and and the whole mascot family this cow represented the hard featured on Spanish TV. working Values of the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. Name: Lizzie Which Games? Sydney vity idea 2000 More info: Lizzie, the frill-necked lizard, was Acti chosen to promote the School mascotParalympic messages of performance, power and Why are mascots important? Do youpride. Lizzie’s frills are in the shape of Australia. have a mascot for your school? Does your favourite team have its own mascot? Name: Proteas Can you make your own mascot for your Which Games? Athens 2004 school? More info: Proteas is the seahorse. His name comes from a mythological Greek God. Proteas is a bit like the Greek Glossary word ‘protos’, which means MASCOT – a person, object or animal that is used by ‘first in rank’ or ‘excellent’. a team or company e.g. a sports club to promote their activity HOST – the country holding the Games HISTORY – the stories of past events