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    • Conflict London 2012 Lesson 1 My games: what have they got to do with me? Key Questions Why did London win the bid to host the Olympics in 2012? How much sport do we do and where do we do it? Will young people benefit from the Games as the vision suggests?
    • Starter: How sporty is your class? On a map of your local area mark on the places people in your class take part in sport. You might find an OS map of your local area or Google Earth will help you find some of these sporting locations. What kind of places are they? Complete the class questionnaire. How important is sport to your class? Key Questions Why did London win the bid to host the Olympics in 2012? How much sport do we do and where do we do it? Will young people benefit from the Games as the vision suggests?
    • Main Part 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? Watch the film ‘Inspiration (Closing)’ that help clinch the Olympic bid for London found here What do you think the message of the film is? Do you think the Olympics inspire young people to take part in sport? What do you think makes this film powerful advertising? Key Questions Why did London win the bid to host the Olympics in 2012? How much sport do we do and where do we do it? Will young people benefit from the Games as the vision suggests?
    • Main Part You will need statement cards about the importance of the Olympics to young people. 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? 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 . Key Questions Why did London win the bid to host the Olympics in 2012? How much sport do we do and where do we do it? Will young people benefit from the Games as the vision suggests?
    • Plenary
      • 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) 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
      Key Questions Why did London win the bid to host the Olympics in 2012? How much sport do we do and where do we do it? Will young people benefit from the Games as the vision suggests?
    • Plenary 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. Key Questions Why did London win the bid to host the Olympics in 2012? How much sport do we do and where do we do it? Will young people benefit from the Games as the vision suggests?
    • Homework 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. Key Questions Why did London win the bid to host the Olympics in 2012? How much sport do we do and where do we do it? Will young people benefit from the Games as the vision suggests?