Much has been made of London 2012 and its legacy – “it’s not going to be as showy as Beijing because it’s going to have a legacy”. They are thinking about how the UK will continue to benefit from the Olympics long after the games have finished. Tessa Jowell and Sebastian Coe presented “Our Promise for 2012” to the IOC some time ago. It outlines the gains envisaged for London and whole of the UK from hosting the Games. Tessa Jowell said “Creating a lasting legacy for London and the UK has been at the heart of our vision for the Games from day one.” The World Cup’s legacy cannot be the same for us in the UK as we aren’t hosting, but we shouldn’t turn our backs on it and close the door once it’s finished. How can it continue to influence our work in school and our international journey even when the final whistle has blown ? Let’s build on the newly-lit flame of the love of and interest in other cultures to enhance all areas of the curriculum. The legacy could be as simple as using international themes in Maths or Literacy. Get them thinking about something more than numbers:
Let’s build on the newly-lit flame of the love of and interest in other cultures to enhance all areas of the curriculum. The legacy could be as simple as using international themes in Maths or Numeracy. Get them thinking about something more than numbers: KS1 shortest>tallest – why not use a building and a figure with some meaning, which may provoke discussion. Expose Y1s to international images from an early age KS2 handling data - But you could also do some cross-curricular work with KS2 Framework for Languages, intercultural understanding strand, where the Y3 objectives concentrate on finding out about languages across the world and then more specifically about the French-speaking world. Something a bit meatier. KS3 maths – understanding addition, subtraction, multiplication and division – often very dry problems. Why not give them the Indian McDonald’s menu and get them to work out the cost of things. It’s even more interesting when you find out how much money the average Indian person has. KS4 Maths – geometry and measures, using measures of time – Swap Network Rail for the Japanese Bullet train. Much more interesting. Or swap for the French TGV, the fastest train in the world. Interesting point of comparison – whose trains are better ? Is British always best ?
Has a particular country captured the imagination of your pupils while you have been learning about the World Cup ? A link with a school in that country would enable you to find out more about the country and what life is really like there. The children will be able to build up real friendships via reciprocal activities. This is a quotation from the Global Gateway about the benefits of school linking: Partnerships with schools in other countries can help integrate (many) themes into the learning experience and can offer a powerful and enjoyable framework within which issues can be addressed. As well as that, partnership activities can help to raise levels of literacy, competence with ICT and presentation skills There are many different ways of finding a partner. You can sign up to the Global Gateway, the online dating service for schools. Alternatively, if it’s Europe you’re interested in, try Comenius or etwinning. You could connect with Sub-Saharan Africa as part of a LA cluster of schools. There are many ways of finding a partner school – ask around pupils, colleagues and parents and you may well find a link that way.
There are also some dedicated programmes which use the World Cup as their impetus. The Global Gateway is inviting schools to sign up for its FIFA World Cup 2010 programme. It’s a “free, fun, linking project to bring the World Cup to life for schools in England and Africa”. You can start it now, and you sign up to keep in touch with your partner for a year. You have to correspond once a fortnight and link the project to real learning. Resources, tips and support are provided by the British Council. (CLICK ONTO OTHER PICTURE) The link is in the “What’s Hot” section of the GG homepage
1GOAL is a campaign seizing the power of football to ensure that education for all is a lasting impact of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Raising our voices all over the world we believe that, together, we can make education a reality for the millions of boys and girls who remain out of school. Since the 1998 World Cup in France 40 million children have been put into school through new aid. But 72 million children are still denied an education and campaigners want all of them to have the chance to go to school before the next World Cup in 2014. 72 million children is more than all the children that are in primary school across Europe, USA, Canada and Australia combined. The world has the opportunity to ensure that every child has an education, and the chance to beat poverty. These children could be our next generation’s leaders, sports stars, doctors and teachers. But they face a lifelong struggle against poverty In 2010 the FIFA World Cup in South Africa is a landmark moment: it’s the first ever World Cup to be held on the African continent. As the world’s eyes turn to Africa this June, we will be asking all world leaders to achieve our 1GOAL: Education for All . World leaders have the power, the resources, and the knowledge to achieve education for all. Send my friend is the UK arm of the Global Campaign for Education. The 1Goal campaign is global. WATCH THE VIDEO TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT IT Do our children see their education as a help or a hindrance ? Have they really thought about how lucky they are to receive it ? They can say thank you by campaigning for children around the world to receive the education that they are entitled to.
Why not make your school’s legacy an International School Award ? The foundation tier is so easy to apply for – any of the activities that you’ve heard about today will count towards it. Sign up on the Global Gateway and get started !
And the final message – the official World Cup anthem recorded by Somali musician K’naan and Spanish singer David Bisbal. It contains some powerful messages in both languages, the sort of messages that we want our pupils to take away from the World Cup and keep with them for always. David Bisbal said “La música y el fútbol unen al mundo” and it’s this feeling of unity and one-ness that we want to endure. Enjoy
The World Cup Legacy
the legacy making the most of the world cup
How many boxes of 60 nails can be filled with 340 nails? Find the cost of 38 items at £1.99 each. London to Leeds is 190 miles. An Intercity train takes about 21⁄4 hours to travel from London to Leeds. What is its average speed? The Japanese Shinkansen (Bullet Train) 700 Series came into service in 1999. The distance from Tokyo to Osaka is 515 km. The Shinkansen can travel this distance in about 2 1/2 hours. What is its average speed ?
FIND A PARTNER SCHOOL <ul><li>www.globalgateway.org.uk </li></ul><ul><li>www.britishcouncil.org/comenius.htm </li></ul><ul><li>www.etwinning.net </li></ul><ul><li>www.britishcouncil.org/learning-connecting-classrooms.htm </li></ul>
Wavin’ Flag Give me freedom! Give me fire! Give me reason! Take me higher! When I am older, I will be stronger. They’ll call me freedom Just like a wavin’ flag. So wave your flag. Una fiesta Sin descanso, Los países Como hermanos. Seremos grandes, Seremos fuertes, Somos un pueblo, Bandera de la libertad Que viene y va.