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The DASP Olympic Torch

As part of its Olympic celebrations, DASP schools carried an Olympic Flame from school to school. Each school found exciting ways to transport the torch to the next. Olympic rings

DASP Celebrates the Olympics in style!

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Winterbourne Valley and Sunninghill celebrate on top of Maiden Castle.

 

See the Cerne Abbas 'Giant' Torch

On Thursday 20th October 2011, St Mary's Charminster Olympic Ambassadors, collected the Torch from the East Dorset Education Partnership.

Olympic Torch received from EDEP Olympic Torch received from EDEP Olympic Torch received from EDEP

The Schedule

DASP Olympic Torch Relay
Thursday 20 October 2011– Thursday 9 February 2012

Click on the school name to see photos of the handovers.

Date School Receives Torch

School

Date of Handover

Thurs 20 Oct

St Mary’s First Charminster

* Photos Available!*

Fri 21 Oct

Fri 21 Oct

Damers First

* Photos Available!*

Wed 2 Nov

Wed 2 Nov

Broadmayne First

* Photos Available!*

Fri 4 Nov

Fri 4 Nov

Frome Valley First

* Photos Available!*

Wed 9 Nov

Wed 9 Nov

Puddletown First

* Photos Available!*

Mon 14 Nov

Mon 14 Nov

St Mary’s Middle,  Puddletown

* Photos Available!*

Fri 18 Nov

Fri 18 Nov

St Mary’s RC First

* Photos Available!*

Wed 23 Nov

Wed 23 Nov

Prince of Wales First

* Photos Available!*

Mon 28 Nov

Mon 28 Nov

Manor Park First

* Photos Available!*

Thurs 1 Dec

Thurs 1 Dec

St Osmund’s Middle

* Photos Available!*

Wed 7 Dec

Wed 7 Dec

Dorchester Middle

* Photos Available!*

Tue 13 Dec

Tue 13 Dec

Thomas Hardye’s

* Photos Available!*

Wed 4 Jan

Wed 4 Jan

The Learning Centre

* Photos Available!*

Mon 9 Jan

Mon 9 Jan

Winterbourne Valley First

* Photos Available!*

Thurs 12 Jan

Thurs 12 Jan

Sunninghill Preparatory

* Photos Available!*

Tue 17 Jan

Tue 17 Jan

Milborne St Andrew First

* Photos Available!*

Fri 20 Jan

Fri 20 Jan

Cheselbourne First

* Photos Available!*

Wed 25 Jan

Wed 25 Jan

Piddle Valley First

* Photos Available!*

Wed 1 Feb

Wed 1 Feb

Cerne Abbas First

* Photos Available!*

Fri 3 Feb

Mon 6 Feb

St Mary’s First Charminster

Thurs 9 Feb

Thurs 9 Feb

EDEP

 

In February 2012, the Torch was returned to the East Dorset Partnership, after a fantastic few months in Dorset. Now it is time to look forward to the actual Olympics!

Return of Torch to Ferndown Return of Torch to Ferndown

Download a Word file of background information about the Olympic Torch by clicking here.

Download a Word file of information about the Cultural Olympiad by clicking here.

Download a Word file of information about the Jurassic Coast Activities linked to the Olympics by clicking here.

Download the Powerpoint Presentation from the DASP Student Voice Day. (Note this is a 14mb file)

 

And there is another torch as well!

The details of the Olympic Torch route are out and can be found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-13391986.  The torch will be passing directly by many of our schools so you can start planning how you will get the children out to see the action.

 

Mel Lane talks to Student Voice

Mel Lane explains the DASP Olympic Torch Project to the Student Voice Meeting, July 2011

 

Useful Links

See the Olympic Dreams webpage.

And don't forget the Get Set website:

http://getset.london2012.com/en/home

BBC Teach 2012 (includes resources for assemblies etc.)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/olympic_games/world_olympic_dreams/9405838.stm

The Olympic Truce is something that can cross all age ranges - and is good for anything from an assembly to a class discussion at the end of the day - why is it such an amazing thing? what can we learn from it?

http://getset.london2012.com/en/get-set-goes-global/get-set-for-the-olympic-truce4

The NCETM (National Maths Organisation) has put together a lot of maths resources relevant to the Olympics and Paralympics. They can be found at

https://www.ncetm.org.uk/resources/11669

Big Jurassic Classroom - If you haven't yet signed up for the FREE 2 hour twilight training session on offer this year, please contact the Jurassic Coast Team by calling (01305) 224401 or emailing

bjc@jurassiccoast.com

BJC Newsletter.(December 2011)

BJC Newsletter.(January 2012)

The training is excellent and offers lots of useful information about the Jurassic Coast and how to incorporate learning about our World Heritage site with the Olympic and Paralympic Values. You can also book the National Trust BJC Van to come to your school - it comes complete with staff and activities for children of all ages.

As part of the SW Cultural Olympiad a group of arctic experts and philosophical thinkers have claimed a new piece of rock, which has now been officially recognised as Nowhere Island. The team will travel the SW, including visiting Weymouth from 25 July 2012. The project is designed to highlight the issues involved in setting up a community, agreeing rules for the island, etc, which is another issue easily accessible by all ages.

More information at:
www.nowhereisland.org

World Sport's Day - Monday 25 June 2012 - is a national day to celebrate the arrival of overseas teams to the UK - there are so many different opportunities that come out of this and there will be loads of resources to help you celebrate in school.  It takes place in the school term too, rather than the Summer holidays.

Find out more here:http://getset.london2012.com/en/get-set-goes-global/london-2012-world-sport-day

Support a Team - Finding out about the athletes, their countries, their training, their diet, etc... again has masses of potential.  If you click here http://getset.london2012.com/en/get-set-goes-global/nation-information  you can download resources including a world map of competing countries.  There is also info on work you can do with children helping them to promote the paralympic games.

Mandy Burrow, the creator of the brilliant ‘Woodlands Junior’ website, has created an Olympics 2012 website which contains information and links suitable for children, and educational resources and ideas for teachers.  The Olympics 2012 website is part of her Project Britain website which has lots of information about what life is like in Britain today.  There is masses of useful stuff on there in the traditional Woodlands style.

Take a look at http://projectbritain.com/olympics/

link below to book the National Trust Jurassic Coastin' Van which will come to your school with lots of resources for investigating the Jurassic Coast - suitable for KS1 and KS2
http://www.jurassiccoast.com/420/educational-resources-34/big-jurassic-classroom-265/national-trust-jurassic-coastin-van-863.html

This website has some good dinosaur information and some '3D' dinosaurs that you can rotate to have a good close look at them. http://www.nhm.ac.uk/nature-online/life/dinosaurs-other-extinct-creatures/dino-directory/


This one has some background infor and activites based on Mary Anning

http://invigorate.royalsociety.org/

This is the Paralympic Athletes website and it has pages of teacher resources you could use

www.abilityvability.co.uk

Autumn Inspire Newsletter

Lots of activities and opportunities for our region.

Here are a few more Olympic and Paralympic resources for use in school:

This is a lovely resource investigating what makes a hero or heroine.  It covers heroes and heroines that have done great things for people around the world and also links this to the Olympic Games

http://www.bridgesglobal.org.uk/documents/HeroesandHeroinesPrimarywithInspireMark.pdf

The BBC now have a link on their webpage directly to information related to the Olympics and Paralympics

http://www.bbc.co.uk/2012/

Playfair 2012 have put together a resources pack aimed at KS2 and KS3 which tackles the topic of who makes the sportswear and sports equipment that we wear and use.  It deals with the issues of human rights and a responsible Olympics.

You can order a free teachers’ pack containing photocards, activity cards, a DVD and 10 lesson plans.

http://www.playfair2012.org.uk/resources/fairs-fair-teaching-pack/

Here is some information about a twilight where you can try out some art ideas for celebrating the Olympic Torch passing through our area, with ideas on what to do with the children.

http://schools.dorsetcpd.co.uk/courses/bookings/c_detail.asp?cid=10343

Denise Poote is an artist and her website is chock full of ideas on things to make and it has step-by-step instructions which include pictures to show you every step of the creative process.  Her ideas are very adaptable and have lots of opportunities for personalisation.

I've attached some more info and Denise's website can be found at: www.denisepoote.co.uk

 

 

Student Voice Minutes

Where the DASP or Thomas Hardye Student Voice meetings cover the Olympic Torch Relay, we will make Minutes available here for download.

Meeting at THS October 7th