Kent County Council established a 'Kent Campaign for the 2012 Games' back in 2005, some seven years before the Games were staged.
A key driver for this campaign was how young people in Kent would be inspired by the Games, picking up on the commitment of the original bid for London 2012 that it would "deliver a programme that would engage and inspire young people in London, the UK, and right around the world".
This archived website records just a tiny snapshot of how Kent schools, working with Kent County Council and Canterbury Christ Church University, responded to that very unique of opportunities, a London Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Key achievements include:
And it doesn't stop there! With the generous support of the Kent Schools' Funding Forum, Kent County Council, Arts Council England, Royal Opera House, Artswork and Canterbury Christ Church University, the work continues, it grows, and it develops, leading us right up to the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in summer 2014. We will shortly be sharing with you all of this activity at www.kentschoolsinspired.org.uk
The 2012 Olympic Games:
27th July - 12th August
The 2012 Paralympic Games:
29th August - 9th September