In the Spotlight this week are the schools in Jamaica attended by Olympic gold medallist sprinter Usain Bolt, and their UK partner schools.
WILLIAM KNIBB MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL AND LANGDON PARK COMMUNITY SCHOOL, TOWER HAMLETS, LONDON
Olympic Dreams Q&A with students from William Knibb and Langdon Park.
Jack Ford, PE Teacher, Langdon Park
Twinning with a school in the run up to the 2012 Games is a great opportunity for students to learn about another culture, and what the Olympics might mean to students from across the globe.
I want our students to be able to share these feelings with other students from around the world who may not ever experience the Olympics Games first hand
I know that in Tower Hamlets there is a great awareness of the Games, but I don't think the students have any idea just how big the games is going to be - and what it is going to be like living in a host borough whilst it is happening.
In Tower Hamlets we can use sport to increase confidence and self-esteem, and also to allow the students to interact with different cultures from across the country in a wide range of environments.
Jack Ford, teacher at Langdon Park Secondary School, talks about how the Olympic Dreams partnership has energised pupils.
Our BBC world class application was entered on behalf of all the secondary schools in Tower Hamlets.
Each secondary school has been linked with one year group in Jamaica and will be working on a specific project. These projects range across citizenship, careers, P.E., sports leadership, and science.
One of the main and most successful projects taking place is a sport leadership project being run by a group of year 9 and 10 sports leaders in two Tower Hamlets schools.
The sports leaders will also be putting together a series of sessions to enable students to try sports which they don't usually do.
It is hoped that the partnership will continue to grow towards 2012 and culminate in our Jamaican friends coming over to the UK during the Olympic Games.
WALDENSIA PRIMARY SCHOOL AND ORION PRIMARY SCHOOL, NORTH LONDON
Children from Waldensia Primary school in Jamaica perform a song composed for their Olympic Dreams partnership.
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