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Education Programmes for Schools

We work with education partners to develop education programmes for schools that take a young person on a clean sport journey from the age of 7-16 years old. Whether you’re at primary or secondary school, school sport has a vital part to play in the pathway for an athlete. 

Our schools education programmes focus on the spirit of sport, and how young people can apply the values of sport in play, games, sport and competition - plus how they can develop healthy habits for life.

We also work with Awarding Bodies to ensure that students studying sport-related courses have access to current and up-to-date clean sport and anti-doping information.

The facts - what you need to know

We have three education programmes for schools to download and use - these are part of the Get Set programme.

Spirit of Sport – This values-based education programme for 7 to 11 year olds is in partnership with Team GB and British Paralympic Association. This education programme uses playground games and play to introduce the definitions and provide an understanding of the Olympic and Paralympic values: Determination & Courage, Equality, Fair Play, Friendship, Inspiration and Respect. The resources are made up of a number of sessions, video clips and ideas, as well as additional parent activities all of which are free to download and use.

Spirit of Sport in Competition –  Created in partnership with Team GB and British Paralympic Association, this values-based education programme is for 11 to 14-year olds, reinforcing the Olympic and Paralympic Values within a competitive sport environment. Free to download, there are a number of case studies, videos and sessions as well as extension activities that provide challenging activities that further develop young people's understanding and application of the values within sport.

Think Real – Aimed predominantly at 11 to 16 year olds, this programme was created in partnership with Sport England, the British Olympic Foundation and the British Paralympic Association, with further information and support from the English Institute of Sport. Think Real aims to help all young people make the links between their nutrition, recovery and physical activity to consider their all-round health. The resources encourage young people to take ownership of their learning and lifestyles – now and for the future.

These free to download resources include adaptable presentations, student activity sheets, expert information and engaging films, which are flexible and varied, designed to support young people with advice and guidance on how to make healthy informed decisions. ‘Class’ resources are aimed at a general audience, for delivery in PSHE sessions, while ‘team’ resources are for GCSE PE students (or those engaged in extra-curricular sport). Think Real allows teachers to select the activities and ideas to suit and support students at all stages of their school life, or levels of sport. 

What that means for you

All three of the education resources can be accessed by simply setting up an account on the Get Set website. The resources are free to download and use. They have been developed to provide interactive activities for young people and teachers helping to gain confidence on the topic of clean sport and understand how these values have a wider impact on young people’s sporting journeys from the start. 

All three programmes can be used within PE lessons and/or PSHE lessons and provide extension activities to either be taken home or completed with older age groups. 

Further information for Parents, carers and guardians can be found in the support section of our website.