Get Set Network
Landau Forte Academy, Amington are the first school in Tamworth to be accepted as a member of the Get Set 2012 network.
Get Set is the official London 2012 education programme for schools and colleges across the UK. The aim of Get Set is to inspire students to get involved with promoting the Olympic and Paralympic values.
Olympic Themed Projects
A number of Olympic themed projects took place at the Academy prior to London 2012. Some projects involved our linked Primary Schools, culminating in a special day of celebrations in Tamworth where representative from all schools came together to celebrate the Olympic Flame coming to the town.
The Art Department led workshops where Landau Forte students and two students from each of our Primary Schools worked together towards designing banners to promote the schools celebrations event in the Castle Grounds. The banners were displayed around the railing by the lower lawn on the day.
Technology Project /Torch Competition
All the primary schools and Landau Key stage 3 technology department ran a competition to design an Olympic Torch. There were then a series of workshops where the primary school torch winners and a friend came up to the Academy to construct their winning design. The torches were taken down to the Castle Grounds by the schools on the day.
Year 7 designed podcasts relating to London 2012, these are on the shared area Learning Resource Centre Competition – There was also a London 2012 competition.
An Extended Learning Project for all Year 7 on the Olympic Games.
Tamworth Olympic Schools Project
On the Day, Saturday 30 June, 70 of our students met at 8.00am to represent the Academy at Tamworth’s Official Torch Welcoming Party in the Castle Grounds.
The students were involved in a procession from the Academy to the Castle Grounds along with our five main feeder schools and Two Rivers Special School.
The students were selected via our very own nomination process, this involved everyone in the Academy being able to nominate a fellow student. We were looking for nominations for students who consistently showed one or more of the Olympic and Paralympic values across the Academy.
There were also an additional number of places for our students to be involved at the welcome celebrations in the Castle Grounds – these students were chosen from winners of competitions/projects and the Academy’s Reward Scheme.
Get Set 2012 Update
The Student Sports Leadership Team has grown in numbers and was responsible for leading a number of sporting events throughout last academic year. Most of the team have gained qualifications in either sport leaders, officiating and or coaching and have given up their time to help plan and deliver sports opportunities for both the Academy and its cluster schools.
Students have inspired others, a focus with the cluster schools was successful during National Schools Sports Week, these included sporting challenges being planned and delivered by Y10; a handball taster session at the academy for Y3 & 4 by the ‘Change 4 Life’ handball club; basketball tournament for KS 2 run by Y10 assistant coaches; helping with primary school sports days, cricket coaching and a charity zumba session organised by the ‘Girls Active’ for females only, mums staff and students.
Olympic Campaign Focus Group
There are less than 300 days to go to the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic games and 330 to the Paralympic Opening Ceremony. The Sports Ambassadors and Captains are now in the process of trying to recruit those interested to from a small working party (Landau Forte Olympic Campaign Focus Group). This group will be responsible for heading the events both within the academy and within the wider community. A big event we would like to be involved with will be to celebrate the London 2012 Olympics as part of a whole Tamworth Town event in June in the castle grounds.
Former Student Marc Albrighton
Marc Albrighton, former student and now Aston Villa Premier League player came into school to present the Principal,Sports Ambassadors and Sports Captains with a plaque and a certificate signed by Lord Sebastian Coe. Marc spent time talking to the students to find out what this actually now meant to the Academy.
“Students at Landau Forte Academy, Amington are at the start of their journey to show how London 2012 can help to spark young people’s imagination and inspire them to get involved and make a difference. They hope to demonstrate that London 2012’s education programme can extend far beyond PE and sport and I hope they will motivate other young people to join their journey.”
As members of the network we have also received the right to use the London 2012 Education logo on the website and newsletters.
If you are a student here at Landau Forte Academy, Amington and you would like to become part of the Get Set Community, please visit http://getset.london2012.com/ and follow the link under ‘pupil registration’. Once you have completed your registration you will need the following school activation code: 7567-lord
The more students that sign up to Landau Forte Academy, Amington Get Set Network and the more information blogged on our space the more rewards we will gain.
The Sports Ambassadors and Sports Captains will try work in conjunction with the newly formed Sports Leadership Team and whole school Student Leadership Team to drive the Get Set 2012 message forward to learners of all ages.