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. Mascot designs can then be entered into the Mascot Challenge using the design sheets provided!
- 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 and entering your mascot.
Send your designs to ParalympicsGB! EXTENDED DEADLINE!
Due to the delay in the Tokyo 2020 Games and ongoing school closures, we have extended the deadline for sending your mascots to ParalympicsGB! Finished designs can be sent to Get Set by 31 May 2020 for the chance to be one of selected designs displayed at ParalympicsGB House in the athletes’ village at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games and win some signed Team GB or ParalympicsGB kit!
Mascot designs should be sent to ParalympicsGB using the design sheet provided. If you cannot print the design sheet, please simply enter your design in it's own document, but make sure you provide all the information outlined on the design sheet. Mascots 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!)
- Email your mascot designs to: email@example.com
- Share your via direct message on Twitter: @GetSetCommunity
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