In the years leading up to the Games, the British Council has been committed to making the London 2012 a truly international and inclusive experience. Through the arts, education and English language, the British Council has showcased international artistic collaborations during the London 2012 Festival, created new school links and developed educational and language learning materials to satisfy the global interest in the games.
Find out everything the Biritsh Council has been doing for London 2012 here: http://www.britishcouncil.org/new/london-2012/
An area that may be of particular interest for eTwinners is the International Inspiration programme. This is the official international sports legacy programme of London 2012. It has focused on using the power of sport to enrich the lives of children and young people of all abilities, in schools and communities across the world, by providing access to high quality and inclusive physical education, sport and play.
International Inspiration, delivered through a unique partnership between the British Council, UK Sport and UNICEF, has realised London 2012’s legacy promise to enrich the lives of 12 million children in 20 countries in time for the Games. Having achieved its vision of reaching 12 million children and young people in 20 countries International Inspiration will now focus on ensuring the programme is sustainable, leaving a lasting legacy in these countries after the final year of the programme in 2014.
In the UK, over 250 schools have been involved in the project by linking up with schools in participating countries. These partnerships have focused on joint projects that address priorities in the schools using PE, sport and play as the focus.
International Inspiration has had a tremendous impact in schools around the world. Take a look at some of the case-studies below for examples of successful school links: www.britishcouncil.org/sport-international-inspiration-case-studies.htm