Olympic Challenge


Here is an idea for a project that any school could join in with relating to next year’s Olympics. I think it would work best with an ICT club but could possibly work as a whole class project. Basically the idea is for there to be a series of ‘challenges’ based on different events. Schools that take part could pick and choose which challenges to complete just as not every country enters every Olympic event. This challenges would all result in the production of a video or slideshow that could be uploaded to YouTube – the video that receives the most views by a set closing date would be the Gold Medal winner and so on.

An example of challenges could be :

Triple Jump – find and film three things that jump.

100 Metres – Make a beebot / roamer complete a 100 m course.

Marathon – how many children running how many laps of the field would complete a marathon distance?

110 Metre Hurdles – Jump over 110 different things

An alternative to using YouTube could be Posterous so that other content could be added and ‘liked’ by viewers.

Still only the beginnings of an idea but one that I think has huge potential and could be very exciting. If you think you would like to take part please just leave me a comment and I will then be in touch or tweet me @chrisleach78

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10 thoughts on “Olympic Challenge

  1. What a fabulous idea!!! I would LOVE my class to be involved. Wii Basketball??? As YouTube is blocked (STILL) at my school definitely would vote for Posterous :o)

  2. What a stupidly mental idea. Love it.
    I agree with Mary re Youtube, but posterous is also blocked here in Hants.

    Maybe we could sweet talk someone to judge the events instead? Then we can blog/upload video to anywhere we like?

  3. I think this is a great idea. Would love to hear more details and perhaps take part. YouTube is ok for staff to view at our school.

  4. I LOVE your idea – we don’t have access to you tube yet – but I am going to contact the EMBC to sort it out.We don’t have an ICT club either – but this would be such a fantastic project that I think I shall set one up!!!

  5. We’d definitely like to be involved.YouTube has just been unblocked in our school. We have a Wii too so would be interested in some sort of inter-school competition.

  6. We would love to be involved at Ecton Brook. Am particularly looking forward to the hammer event! Will it run in june/July time just before the Olympics? We too have a Wii so could join in with that ! Looking forward to it. Marie

    1. We would love to be involved at Ecton Brook. Am particularly looking forward to the hammer event! Will it run in june/July time just before the Olympics? We too have a Wii so could join in with that ! Looking forward to it. Marie

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