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BBC World Class - Twin for 2012

Olympic Dreams Project Plan

Follow this plan to take part in this project for schools in the run up to 2012

• Have you got a twin school? Then go to the next section.

• If you don't have a partner school join World Class .

• If you do not want to twin your school, take part 'solo'.

Select an athlete to follow with your partner school - follow the same athlete or choose one each and 'swap'

Namibian sprinter Merlin Diamond.  Photo copyright Matt Grayson
Merlin Diamond from Namibia is one of the athletes in World Olympic Dreams

• Your can choose from World Olympic Dreams athletes

• Is there an aspiring Olympian or Paralympian in your or your partner school's region?

• Is your school or your partner school near a sports centre, or a pre-Games training camp?

• Is there an Olympic or Paralympic sport at which either school excels?


The pupils can help to find out about your athlete:

• What is our athlete's life story?

• Where did our athlete go to school? (This can be tricky to research but is a great way to connect with pupils' experience. Get ideas from World Class )

• What is our athlete's sport story?

• What are our athlete's dreams? How does that compare with the pupils' dreams?

• What has our athlete overcome to get where they are? How does that compare with challenges faced by the pupils?

• What challenges does our athlete faces between now and 2012? What is ahead for our schools and pupils?


Draw themes to explore in your school partnership from the research (for example Kenyan runners might spark a project on the journey to school see Back to school with Linet and Moses ).

Where it fits in the curriculum for us and our partner school…

Teachers design their project plan for the curriculum (take a look at the Template plan for more ideas).

Use the World Class website on the road to 2012

Get ideas from Olympic Dreams school partnerships and keep the momentum going in your school with monthly video assembly kits.
Take a look at the British Council schools guide to Successful school twinning

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