Mission accomplished?

Yes, in terms of delivering and celebrating a hugely successful Games. Not yet, in terms of the central aim of the Organising Committee to ‘Inspire a generation.’ That journey has just begun.

We have seen the amazing work that schools and colleges across the UK have done as part of their engagement with Get Set and the Olympic and Paralympic Values. We believe that as teachers you are in the best position to help us keep the spirit of London 2012 alive by encouraging more young people to participate in sport and healthy active lifestyles. This could be through taking part in sport itself or as a coach, volunteer or young leader.

Only a tiny minority of young people will become elite athletes, but inspired by the sporting heroes of London 2012, and encouraged by teachers, parents and carers they can all strive to be the best, the fittest and the healthiest they can be.