Clare Mount Specialist Sports College secured a small grant from LOCOG (London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games) to help Wirral make the most of the inspiration following the London 2012 Paralympic Games: developing and delivering activities that capitalise on the learning opportunities available; driving local educational agendas and school improvement; and providing local opportunities that define what the London 2012 Paralympic Games mean to them.
The overall objectives of the programme are to increase the number of schools who are actively engaged in opportunities and resources that the London 2012 education programme, the Get Set network provides which are focussed on the Paralympic Games, Values and sports and to ensure that young people are, wherever possible, engaged in the design and delivery of the project and legacy plans.
In achieving these objectives, the programme will also contribute to the following objectives outlined in the Government’s Games legacy plan to
- challenge perceptions about, and to change attitudes towards disabled people, particularly through links to the Paralympic Games
- To entrench the character-building qualities of competitive sport, in particular team sport.
- To engage all young people, particularly underachieving or disaffected young people, and all schools, particularly less-engaged schools and colleges in activity.