The Olympic and Paralympic Celebration event should reflect the learning that has taken place throughout the Thematic Unit. It could be a whole school event, lasting all day, or just a small event for a specific class or year group, lasting two to three hours. Get a flavour of the Games in Rio 2016 from the official Rio 2016 website. Show the class photos and videos of the opening/closing events at London2012 as inspiration.
Allow your pupils to choose the format and activities within the event. If you are running this activity across a year group, or with several classes, you should organise each class so they are in charge of different aspects of the event.
Ask your pupils to brainstorm ideas for the celebration event (you can find examples in the Activity Ideas and Sport Activity Ideas section). Ask them to consider whether their ideas should take place over an entire day or a week or whether they could be presented in an extended assembly or an afternoon.
Record the ideas on a flip chart and then use the Dot Voting technique to find out the most popular options.
When your pupils have generated some ideas, divide the class (or classes) into groups with different roles and responsibilities for the event, for example:
Olympic and Paralympic Celebration Event Committee
Advertising and Public Relations Team