Event organisers can download resources here to help celebrate the London 2012 Games
Make + Do for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games is a set of resources to help schools and community groups and individuals to make their own site décor and outfits to celebrate the 2012 Games and all the exciting events coming up in Essex. The pack features simple and affordable techniques for making bunting and flags to decorate homes, schools and community spaces as well as rosettes, sashes and bowler hats to wear this summer! Download the resources here>>
Photos: Rosettes by students at Philip Morant School
With the Olympics coming up, there will be plenty of documents that could be kept for posterity. From newspaper clippings to film, the Olympics will only happen once in a lifetime so it’s important to retain a record for future generations, who may never have the chance to experience a home Olympics. Click here to download resource on how to record the Olympics>>
Essex County Council today is encouraging communities to get creative and get celebrating with their free ‘Lets Celebrate 2012’ pack to aid local residents in celebrating the Olympic Games in their community.
The ‘Lets Celebrate 2012’ packs contain posters, bunting template and Torch Relay guides. Also available are ‘Lets Celebrate our Stars’ flags, for residents to wave in support of our seven local Athletes already picked for Team GB.
These free packs are available from your local Council offices, Libraries, Schools and Parish Councils. Contact us to find out where your local supplier is>>
After the exciting announcement of the Torch Relay Communities on Route across Essex, Groups and organisations in the communities of Essex are invited to Join in the Essex Legacy 2012 Celebrations by enhancing or organising an event that the community can take part in to help celebrate the 2012 Games.
This could be an existing event such as a fête or sports festival that could offer so much more to all the community with the addition of a little funding; or it may be a new event that your community has always wanted to organise. If you have been awarded funding through 'Celebrate your Fete' and need some more ideas, please click here to download an ideas resource>>
Use Arts Award to accredit your Olympics-inspired projects, whether cultural or sporting, and you can get our limited edition Arts Award certificate, which carries the London 2012 Inspire mark. Full details available at www.artsaward.org.uk/2012
Arts Award aspires to support any young person to enjoy the arts and develop creative leadership skills. Offered at levels 1, 2 and 3 on the Qualifications and Credit Framework, Arts Award can be achieved at three levels: Gold, Silver and Bronze.
Sign up to be a Local Leader to help maximise the celebration in Essex from the London 2012 Games. London 2012 have created some ideas to suggest how. Click here to download idea>>
Alternatively, sign up to be a Local Leader on the London 2012 website>>
The activities in these cards are inspired by athletic track and field events and designed to help develop hand-eye coordination, an understanding of how objects with a different mass travel at different rates and gross motor development, using large muscles like legs to run and jump .Download resource here>>
For more ideas on how to use the Games to inspire activities for the Under 5s, visit our Early Years pages>>
What you you be inspired to do? Download resource here>>
2012 KM Challenge in a gym. Download resource here>>
2012 Challenge. Download resource here>>
Here are some ideas to use as inspiration to dress your own communities. Please note this project is now closed.
Quilts for London Education Pack. Download resouce here>>
How to design and make pennants. Download resource here>>
How to design and make braids. Download resource here>>
Scout Guides. Download resource here>>
Economic Impact toolkit is a free resource for projects to use to measure and calculate the economic impact of projects of Games related projects. This toolkit can be found www.eitoolkit.org.uk
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London 2012 have launched some Games inspired gardening ideas this Spring called Garden for the Games. View resources here>>
Nearly 2,000 women will benefit from the project which aims to assist 70 community groups within deprived areas of Essex, empowering local women to help create and run the clubs themselves. Case studies to inspire other Active women in Essex using Olympic and Paralympic values are available for download here>>
Photos: ‘Rosettes made by students at Philip Morant School’