2012 Values Challenge
- Date: 2011
- Lead Organisation: Learning South Leicestershire School Sport & Physical Activity Network
- Contact Person: Abdul Asghar
- Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Contact Phone: 01162727707
- Project Focus: Increasing Participation
- Focus Group: Young People
- Setting: School
Co-ordinated in conjunction with the Learning South Leicestershire School Sport & Physical Activity Network, the '2012 Values Challenge' engaged 7,500 children aged 8 to 14 in learning about the seven Olympic and Paralympic values. By completing challenges they discovered the meaning of each value and how the values can be important in the lives of each and every one of us. The children also wrote pledges linked to each value.
Sporting Ambassadors were appointed in each school to encourage their peers to get involved in the challenge. On completing challenges linked to all values, pupils received a certificate and their pledges will be displayed at Olympic celebrations throughout the year. The project received the London 2012 Inspire Mark award, the badge of the London 2012 Inspire programme which recognises exceptional and innovative projects inspired by the 2012 Games.
'The 2012 Values Challenge has brought to life what it takes to be an Olympian. Our children have been able to see how the values relate to their lives, whatever they are aiming to achieve'. Jo Wyeth, Sports Liaison Officer, Brockington College.