Norfolk teachers urged to use London Olympics to inspire learning

An event is being held next week to show teachers how they can use the 2012 Olympics to inspire their pupils and raise levels of attainment.

Norfolk County Council is holding the event for teachers and support staff looking at how they can use the Olympic and Paralympic Games to support learning and motivate children and young people.

It will take place at the Castle Museum in Norwich on Tuesday, October 18 from 2pm to 5pm. Teachers will meet the London 2012 education team.

Norfolk County Council will also be launching an art competition for children across the county, with children asked to submit two dimensional work that represents one of the seven values of the Games, a link to an Olympian or Paralympian from the past or present, or something which captures the Olympic torch.

There will be a category for each school Key Stage and winners will gain an artist for a day to work with the school.