A website created in partnership with ParalympicsGB and NASUWT, the site aims to do several things: to raise awareness of the Paralympic movement and the achievements of Paralympians; to help young people to understand the issues surrounding inclusiveness in society and to dispel the many myths surrounding disability sport, and also to demonstrate and celebrate the sporting excellence on show at the Paralympic Games.
The site has facts and figures on the British Paralympic Association and the history of Paralympic sport and its events; web links, image and movie banks and also profiles of the athletes, with interviews and audio clips.
For teachers there are resource packs, lesson plans and suggestions, and also examples of school projects.
Podium provides an online environment which supports the development of Paralympic and Olympic related activities and projects which involve the FE and HE sectors. Look here for news, forums, opportunities and events, as well as information about what’s happening in your own region.
Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Network: Learning legacies
Presents a range of learning resources based on the Olympic and Paralympic Games which are designed to enhance lectures, workshops or seminars. Background information on issues related to the Games is provided, with questions to stimulate discussion and research.
Read also about the ongoing Open Education Resources project, funded by JISC, which has been set up to identify, develop, make accessible and promote resources "which can support higher education programmes in engaging students in learning through opportunities afforded by the Olympic and Paralympic Games and their legacy".