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Lesson 1 of the scheme of work titled London 2012. Written by geographyteachingtoday and I adapted and created this powerpoint around it.

Lesson 1 of the scheme of work titled London 2012. Written by geographyteachingtoday and I adapted and created this powerpoint around it.

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  • 1. London 2012 – My Games Aim: To find out why we won the bid for the games and to look at how much sport we do and where. Keywords: Personal, Space, Scale, Starter: Complete the quiz – do not write on the sheet! Answer in the back of your book.
  • 2.
    • On a map of our local area we are going to mark on the places people in this class take part in sport.
    • What kind of places are they?
    • How important is sport to your class?
  • 3. An Olympics for the young people of the world?
    • Many people hope that the Olympics will inspire young people to be involved in sport. 
    • What benefits do you think the Olympics have for young people?
    • Do you think the Olympics inspire young people to take part in sport?
  • 4. Task
    • 2 minutes to brainstorm –
    • How will the Olympics benefit the UK?
  • 5.
    • Organise statements from the ones you most believe to be true to the least you believe to be true.  Decide if the Olympics will, in your opinion, benefit the Youth of the UK. For example, will the games provide a lasting legacy of stadia that young people will aspire to perform in?
  • 6. Task
    • Draw the Olympic circles on a piece of paper. Write one way the Olympics will be good for the youth of UK and of the World in each circle.
  • 7. So how much does it all cost?
    • The cost of the Olympics has risen since the UK was first awarded the games in 2005.  The original estimate was £2.4bn to build the Olympic park and stadium.  Construction is now budgeted at £5.3bn, there is a £2.7bn "contingency fund" (money available if it is needed)
  • 8. Where does this money come from?
    • According to games organisers, the funding for the Olympics comes from three sources:
    • 36% from Central Government
    • 23% from National Lottery good causes fund
    • 13% from the Mayor of London and London development agency.
  • 9. How does this effect young people?
    • Well the money comes from taxation and everybody pays tax.  Plus the funding from the national lottery could be put towards other good causes, many of which are to benefit children. The move to raise money from the lottery has raised fears in the voluntary sector that charities could lose out as lottery money is diverted away from traditional good causes.
  • 10. News round
    • Write a 200 word news report for News round.  How will the Olympics effect young people in Britain? You could use arguments for and against the Olympics.