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Get Set to Build a Community

Real-world, Team GB athlete led scenarios challenge secondary students to consider what it takes to plan, design, build, and market a community focussed housing development for athletes and their families, testing their employability, teamwork and decision-making skills.

Get Set to Build a Community, brought to you by Team GB and Persimmon Homes, features cross-curricular activities aimed at students aged 11–14.

The full challenge can be delivered as a half day, off-timetable session or across at least two PSHE or Citizenship lessons. In small teams, students take on real roles at Persimmon Homes, to create a development inspired by Team GB athletes, with a legacy to benefit the whole community.

The Value Driven Choices lesson can be delivered alone, or as an introduction to the full challenge. The five, flexible activities can be delivered in a 60-minute lesson, or across a week of form-time sessions. Students take inspiration from Team GB BMX racer Kye Whyte, to consider the impact values have on our choices, actions and communities.


To deliver the half-day challenge, please download the Get Set to Build a Community Challenge Presentation and print one copy of each worksheet per team, ideally in colour. To deliver the lesson resource, please download the Value Driven Choices: Lesson Plan and print one information sheet per group. As part of the introduction, you will also need to watch the My Olympic Roots film with Kye Whyte.

Request a Persimmon Homes Ambassador visit to your school

Persimmon Homes understands the importance of giving students the opportunity to interact with employers and employees, to learn about the range of career pathways available to them.  
They have a network of Ambassadors across the UK, who can support delivery of the full challenge and promote the benefits of a career in the home building industry to the next generation. 
Contact the Persimmon Homes Ambassador team to discuss how this could work in your school by emailing

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