Written evidence from Gaynor Nash (OLL 16)
OLYMPIC LEGACY: CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE,
Submission from Gaynor Nash, 2012 Legacy Coordinator, Children and Young People, East Midlands on behalf of 9 Local Authorities in the East Midlands
I began my five year post in June 2009. The five areas I am supporting are:
· increased participation in sport and physical activity by children and young people
· volunteering by children and young people
· educational opportunities provided by London 2012
· cultural activities for and involving children and young people
1. It is of particular significance that the 9 LAs
2. The post links to that of Tracy Croft, 2012 Regional Coordinator based at emda and is strongly supported by CYPS within each of the authorities and by the 5 County Sports Partnerships
3. The post holder has over 25 years of experience within teaching and a further 7 years at Leicester City Council leading on Study Support and then Extended Services.
4.The post holder has linked effectively with staff
5. Each College will run a Musubi Day for its neighbouring
schools so that Musubi has the potential to create Legacy for thousands of
6. The Legacy Coordinator organised an event for
Head Teachers on 19/11/09 entitled 'London 2012: What's In It For Me and My
School' which was attended by 200 people from schools and LAs across the
region. This was well received and judged by Get Set staff from London 2012 to
be the biggest such event outside
7. The Coordinator is supporting recruitment to Get Set and the creation of Get Set Networks in the region. There has been an upsurge in both in recent months.
8. The Coordinator is planning further major projects including a Values Heptathlon to start in summer 2010, hopefully endorsed by Jessica Ennis
9. emda is providing great support for the Coordinator who is also backed by the Creative Programmer, the Igniting Ambition team and the Inspire Programmer
10. Plans are in draft for Sport and Culture
Festivals in the summers of 2011 and 2012. These will be for semi-sporty young
people and introduce them to sport and physical activity which is new to them.
We will look to link to International Inspiration projects which have been
running successfully in the region (Seb Coe visited Notts schools in May that
have wonderful links to
11. The region is very strong in terms of Young Ambassadors, some of whom have been platform speakers at national Youth Sport Trust events alongside Baroness Campbell (Debbie Foote from Lincs and Oli Hooper from Derbs are excellent examples. The Coordinator is working with these YAs as role models for other young people in the region. The Coordinator is supporting the Loughborough Flames Inspired by 2012 project and linking with all 27 FE Institutions in the region through the FE Regional Coordinator as well as direct contact with many Colleges.
12. The Coordinator produces regular newsletters to keep all partners informed of developments linked to London 2012 and also serves as a conduit for information by forwarding news of Conferences, competitions and events related to Legacy.
13. The Coordinator is involved in discussions relating to the Torch Relay in the region and will ensure that the aspirations of the region's Children and Young People are reflected in the planning.
14. The values underpinning the Olympics and
Paralympics are strongly reflected in the
15. Freer access to resources and sporting icons as
role models would be a huge boost to ensuring a powerful lasting legacy for
children and young people in the