PTC GETSET to Make a Change with our community
"Team PTC" join in the GETSET Roadshow fun
PTC GETSET to Make a Change with our Community
We have been successful in getting a team registered on the GETSET Make a Change Programme and as a result, “Team PTC”, attended the Birmingham Road Show at Dudley College on 4th November and had a ball! The programme involves teams of young people and two Team Co-ordinators organising and running community projects and events inspired by the Olympic and Paralympic Values. The projects encourage people in their local area to come together to take part in sport, be more active and lead healthier, balanced lifestyles.
Our six handpicked students and Mrs Woods and Mrs Turner were greeted by two London 2012 Olympians, Natalie Jones and Etienne Stott. Natalie Jones has represented Paralympics GB at four consecutive Paralympic Games. Among her greatest achievements in Paralympic competition is her gold medal winning performance in the 200m Individual Medley (SM6) at the 2004 Athens Paralympic Games. At London 2012, Natalie won the fifth Paralympic medal of her Swimming career, claiming bronze in the 200m Individual Medley (SM6) with a season's best time of 3:14.29. Etienne Stott at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, won gold in C2, canoe slalom with partner Tim Baillie.
After a chat with the athletes and photographs, our team went on to try their hands at some of the Paralympic and Olympic sports such as blind football and have more Olympic related fun.
They listened to presentation from the GETSET team about the Make a Change Programme, guest Olympian speakers shared their Olympic experience and a London Gamesmaker talked about the importance of Volunteering and his experience of London 2012.
Our team then participated in workshops along with other schools that helped them formulate their idea for the Community project.
Team PTC will be meeting very soon to start planning for their first project - watch this space.
For full details of the GETSET Make a Change Programme go to http://www.makeachange.org.uk/