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What lasting educational benefits can be created by mega events?
FIFA World Cups
We noticed that while legacy planning for mega events is an increasingly major part of the process, explicit planning of an education legacy is rarely part of strategic thinking. We believe that mega events can catalyse and inspire innovative projects which have lasting education benefits, and we hope through this project to bring those benefits to the forefront of current thinking.
Rio de Janeiro 2016
Salt Lake City 2002
Kuala Lumpur 1998
FIFA World Cups
Japan/South Korea 2002
South Africa 2010
Paralympic World Cup
Nanjing Youth Olympics 2014
Singapore Youth Olympics 2010
Legacy lives reports 2007/10
Little evidence of formal educational legacy planning
In volunteer recruitment, elected to seek out volunteers already possessing the skills required rather than embarking on a large training programme
Aim: “to motivate the youth of Georgia to strive for excellence in all areas of their lives by promoting participation in academic, cultural, and sports development projects”
Some sign of follow-up on some key projects (eg NJTEP) but no formal measurement of impact
Key Projects: Neighborhood Job Training and Employment Program (NJTEP) – employability training for the construction industry. Host Broadcast Training Program provided broadcasting experience for 900 students.
Olympic Day in the Schools: Curriculum programme including teacher seminars, classroom resources, city-wide competitions, academic and athletic competitions
No stated educational aims; aim to improve customer service skills of workforce
No formal top-level evaluation
Key Projects: Welcoming the World – Customer Service training programme for 50,000 people carried out by TAFE NSW
Aim of Youth Camp: “Encouraging the young people who participated to become the next generation of participants in the Olympic games, enriching this effort with an attitude that promotes balance between mind and body”
No measurement of impact or lasting legacies.
Key Project: Youth Camp – 414 students from 182 Countries. 4 week programme combining official sports with historical visits.
Aim to “Carry out Olympic education among teenagers, advocate the Olympic spirit, widespread Olympic knowledge and promote physical training of school children”
Olympic Games Impact (OGI) Study first carried out in Beijing, still waiting for results – final report due 2010
Key project: ‘Heart-to-Heart Programme’ – Partner 200 schools in Beijing with 205 schools from National Olympic Committee’s in other Countries. Communication between the 2, along with chance to support athletes in competition in Olympics.
‘Model Schools’ – 500 schools to include 2 hours ‘Olympic Education’ into curriculum a month, involving 400 million young people
Aim: “Enhancing young people's learning right across the curriculum - through sport, culture and education"
Implicit – Charity ‘v’ aims to get additional 500,000 young people involved in volunteering activities in next 3 years.
Lasting legacy – Scholarship scheme for young athletes runs between August 2012 and July 2013
Key project: ‘Get set’ – official educational programme for London 2012 – Online resource network for schools and colleges.
Rio de Janeiro 2016
Aim to: “Promote sport and healthy lifestyles, tailored to different age groups and target audiences“
Olympic Training Centre (OTC) Scholarships – offers up to 11,000 young athletes, who are not privately sponsored funding between now and 2018.
Programa Segundo Tempo (PST) – aims to increase sport participation in schools from 1 million children to 3 million
‘Mais Educacao’ – ‘More Education’ – Investment of $400 million for funding of sports in public schools
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