Recommended age group: 5–11 and 11–16
Time required: two 45–60 min sessions
Equipment: printed design sheets, drawing and/or arts and crafts materials.
This resource explore Olympic and Paralympic mascots, their design and purpose and challenges pupils to design a mascot for ParalympicsGB.
There are differentiated resources available for primary and secondary pupils. Part one explores the meaning, purpose and design of past Olympic and Paralympic mascots, using examples and short active tasks to engage students and get everyone moving. They can be used as an introduction to the design challenge or as a stand alone assembly or classroom activity. Part two focuses on the design challenge itself, exploring ParalympicsGB, its brand, its athletes and what it represents, before guiding pupils through the process of design their own mascot. Design sheets are included as separate downloads.
Together, the resources can fill two 45 minute to 1 hour sessions, and focus on the following key questions.
- What is a mascot?
- What do you know about the Olympic and Paralympic Games mascots?
- What does a mascot do?
- What makes a good mascot?
- What does ParalympicsGB represent?
- Can you design a mascot for ParalympicsGB?
Send your designs to ParalympicsGB!
Finished designs can be sent to Get Set by 7 February 2020 for the chance to be one of selected designs displayed at ParalympicsGB team base in the athletes’ village at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Mascot designs should be sent to ParalympicsGB using the design sheet provided.They can be designed using any medium, for example hand drawn, computer-aided design or modelled in 3D with a photograph of the model included on the design sheet. (Please note: do not send through original 3D models, as we will not be able to transport these to Japan!)