In celebration of Clean Sport Week (20–26 May 2019), Get Set – the official youth engagement programme of the British Olympic Association and British Paralympic Association – is happy to announce the expansion and refresh of Get Set + programme Spirit of Sport (formerly Get Set for the Spirit of Sport), created in collaboration with UK Anti-Doping.

With a brand-new suite of resources for primary students (Spirit of Sport) and updated secondary resources (Spirit of Sport in Competition), the programme aims to support all students’ personal development – whether encouraging respect and positive attitudes in everyday life, or installing the value of fair play at the beginning of a young athlete’s journey.

The new Spirit of Sport resources are designed for students aged 7–11. Exploring the Olympic and Paralympic Values and other sporting principles, the resources are cross-curricular, accessible and adaptable, with downloadable lesson plans, activity sheets, certificates, take-home worksheets and active learning tasks. Through six key themes – determination and courage, equality, inspiration, friendship, respect and fair play – Spirit of Sport builds students’ character and allows them to develop the skills, vocabulary and attitudes to make healthy and positive choices in sport, everyday relationships and as citizens of the wider community.

Spirit of Sport in Competition develops these values-led discussions in the context of competitive sport. Developed for students aged 11–14, Spirit of Sport in Competition is designed for delivery in PE, focusing on active tasks to help young competitors and future sporting leaders explore the importance of fair play, the rules and respect in sport. Including downloadable activity sheets, lesson plans, films and more, the resources also discuss the importance of self-respect. They encourage students to assume responsibility for their choices surrounding health, and discuss real-life sporting scenarios related to nutrition, doping and cheating to help prepare them for the next steps of their sporting journeys.  

“We are delighted to launch the new Spirit of Sport values-based education programme targeted at a new, younger age group, and our new-look Spirit of Sport in Competition programme aimed at school-aged children who are showing an interest in sport and competition.

It’s clear we have a vital role to play in supporting the development of sporting values in young people enabling them to enjoy sport and benefit from it. Our free, Spirit of Sport resources for teachers are a fantastic way to help develop good moral character, useful both on and off the field of play. These resources, developed with the help of teachers, are a great addition to our education programme and our commitment to protect clean sport”

Amanda Hudson, Head of Education, UK Anti-Doping

Spirit of Sport celebrates the positive values that are integral to sport and play. It promotes the sportsmanship, determination, friendship, healthy habits and, of course, fun that sport can bring to all our lives. Explore the resources, help promote positive sporting experiences and support student’s healthy development today!


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