Biglop Briefing

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This is a brief explanation of why The Olympics is good for learning - particularly in schools. About half of the images in here are mine, the other half are just things I cut pasted off google images or I had on my folder. The illustrated map of London is Stephen Walter's The Island
http://www.bl.uk/magnificentmaps/map4.html and the stills of gymnasts are screen grabs I tool of Kon Ichikawa's film of the 1954 Tokyo Olympics which was posted on youtube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clZAWbGoRw4.
The Discus Thrower on a pile of junk is from Hilary Powell's film about the Olympic Park http://sites.google.com/site/hilaryspowell

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Biglop Briefing

  1. 1. BIGLOP Learn from the Olympics
  2. 2. The Olympics is a learning opportunity .
  3. 3. The Olympics is a learning opportunity (a big one).
  4. 4. Too often Olympic themed projects in schools aim to just educate young people about the Olympics....
  5. 5. Too often Olympic themed projects in schools aim to just educate young people about the Olympics.......this project is about what young people can learn from them!
  6. 6. Why think about the Olympics at school?
  7. 7. The Olympics are the most watched event in the world with a global audience of 4.7 billion people.
  8. 8. The Olympics are the most watched event in the world with a global audience of 4.7 billion people. Nothing like it in London will happen again.
  9. 9. The Olympics are the most watched event in the world with a global audience of 4.7 billion people. Nothing like it in London will happen again. Something so big is more than just a sporting festival - itʼs a moment of global reflection.
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  13. 13. The modern Olympics were originally a youth-education project, started by a French educationalist - Baron Pierre de Coubertin.
  14. 14. Some of his approaches may have dated, but his aspiration to mould confident, modern citizens through the union of sport, education and culture is still relevant today.
  15. 15. The Olympics were awarded to London to improve the lives of young people.
  16. 16. But while being entertained and inspired as spectators is a part of that - the Olympics need to do more for your young people by giving them ways to explore their city - future work, public places and buildings.
  17. 17. The Olympics should grant young people a right to explore.
  18. 18. The Olympics should grant young people a right to explore their learning.
  19. 19. The Olympics should grant young people a right to explore their city.
  20. 20. The Olympics should grant young people a right to explore their future.
  21. 21. 5 ways to explore the Olympics at school using Biglop....
  22. 22. 1. Stories of London The need to present London to the world during the Olympics reminds us of the many different stories of our own city. There is an opportunity here to explore how we explain ourselves and the places we come from to others.
  23. 23. 2. Dreams, hopes and aspirations Watching athletes is heart-lifting - it's hard not to be amazed by them. There is an opportunity to explore the magic of achievement in the Olympics and how that relates to young peopleʼs own dreams and hopes for the future.
  24. 24. 3. Connections to the world The Olympics bring the people of the world together - we hear of countries we have never heard of and stories of athletes who have trained without shoes in faraway places. At a time when the internet, climate change and easier travel bring the world closer there is an opportunity here to explore what we share in common with people across the world.
  25. 25. 4. The Changing City The Olympics is physically transforming a large area of east London. New transport connections are appearing across the city. The city feels like it is moving eastwards. There is an opportunity here to explore how city's change and peopleʼs feelings about change when it happens.
  26. 26. 5. Winners and losers The Olympics are supposed to belong to everyone - but the tickets arenʼt cheap and the rich sponsors have a big say in what happens. There is an opportunity here to explore who benefits from the games and your power as a citizen.
  27. 27. BIGLOP Learn from the Olympics Charlie Says http://eyeseyeseyes.wordpress.com Report back now! http://wp.me/PXj48-9

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