London 2012 programmes

London 2012 programmes

Lee Valley Regional Park Authority is playing a central role to deliver a legacy from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The Authority owns, funds and manages three London 2012 venues; Lee Valley White Water Centre near Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, the first 2012 venue to open to the public before and after the Games; Lee Valley VeloPark, with the iconic London 2012 velodrome at its heart, it is the world's finest cycling hub; Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre, offering world class facilities in two sports. Both these venues are located on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Our plans for delivering a sporting legacy from the Games are in full swing. This puts us in a unique position to share our experiences about our London 2012 role and we can offer the following educational opportunities around the Games and our involvement which provide a fun, informative, and interesting way to learn. This is your chance to use the world’s greatest sporting extravaganza as an excellent and inspiring educational tool.



Environmental education programmes

We are using our long standing environmental education programmes together with the opportunities provided by Lee Valley White Water Centre and our other London 2012 venues to bring geography, biology and leisure and recreation studies to life.

Below is a sample of our programmes:

  • Countryside Recreation and London 2012
  • ‘Energise in English’ and ‘Motivate in Maths’
  • White Water Investigation
  • The Lee Valley Challenge
  • Leisure and Recreation

White Water Assembly sessions

Would you like to engage your students in the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games agenda? Lee Valley Regional Park can provide exciting assembly sessions which use the power of white water to engage young people. A great introduction for further classroom based work or a visit to Lee Valley Regional Park to view Lee Valley White Water Centre. Sessions are limited please call 08456 770 607 or email youthandschool@leevalleypark.org.uk

We also offer guided tours of Lee Valley White Water Centre. These can be arranged through our Youth and Schools dept.

London 2012 Sports Development Programmes

 

Sports Leadership
Many schools and colleges are placing a big emphasis on volunteering and sports leadership opportunities, and here at Lee Valley Regional Park Authority we recognise the part we can play in offering practical knowledge and experience to any young person wishing to develop their community sports skills.    

Careers in Sport
Supporting the CSLA ‘Sports and Recreation in the UK’ module, we are able to offer schools and colleges practical advice regarding the potential career opportunities available to any young person wishing to develop a career in sport.

Schools London 2012 Programmes
Many schools have already taken advantage of the ‘Get Set’ London2012 Education Programme and have developed innovative projects that will promote the Olympic Games values and inspire young people. Lee Valley Regional Park can support any schools wishing to bring their London 2012 programmes to life, by offering guided tours of high performance centres as well as delivering inspirational speeches that will bring the London 2012 Games to life. Why not combine a tour with some sports activity at one of our many quality leisure venues?
 
Sports Leadership Academies
The benefits of sports participation and volunteering are endless and many schools have recognised the part their students can play in helping to delivering sports coaching opportunities within their community. Nearly six million volunteers make sport happen in England (that’s 26% of all volunteers); young sports volunteers are in a position to make a powerful contribution to the health and well being of their local communities.

For more information on any of these sports development programmes, please contact us on 01992 709 902 or sportsdev@leevalleypark.org.uk

Lee Valley Regional Park recognises the important part that young people can play in encouraging more participation locally and we are able to support school sports Leadership Academies and Sports Ambassador Programmes by offering access to our sports facilities and class training rooms. As well as access to our facilities, we are also able to provide students with practical information on the types of sports volunteering opportunities available to them.

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