Recommended age group: 5–11 and 11–16
Time required: 45–60 min
Equipment: printed design sheets, drawing and/or arts and crafts materials.


This resource explores Olympic and Paralympic mascots, their design and purpose and challenges pupils to design a mascot for ParalympicsGB. The primary and secondary home learning presentations explore the following questions to guide families through the challenge, and will take around an hour to complete. 

  • 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?

For those with less time, or who want to dive straight in to designing, a 'Quick Tips' presentation is also available as a brief step-by-step guide to designing your mascot. 

Thank you for your entries!

The Mascot Challenge is now closed for entries and the winners have been revealed. You can check out the winners and top 20 designs here. Finalists designs will be displayed on ParalympicsGB channels and at ParalympicsGB House in the athletes’ village at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, with two overall winners also receiving some signed Team GB or ParalympicsGB kit!

The competition may be closed but, don't worry, you can still use the resources and get designing - and please continue to share your designs on Twitter @GetSetCommunity or Instagram @GetSetClub, we love to see them! 

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