The Relay Project: Be A Part of The Olympic Legacy
A group of young people from East Staffordshire are to take part in an exciting new Olympic themed heritage project to research and record the history of sports and games in the UK during the last 60 years. Thanks to a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant awarded to East Staffordshire CVS, 15 young people will plan and develop the project to explore the cultural and social heritage of sport and games.
The young people aged between 15 and 25 will record people’s personal memories and experiences of the last Olympic games, which were last held in the UK in 1948, as well as exploring the traditional sport and games played and enjoyed by different cultural and ethnic groups. The group will examine how these games have changed and developed over the years and produce a DVD to showcase their findings.
The participants will receive training and support from charitable organisations to help them plan and manage the project, and be given the opportunity to work towards achieving a Level Two certificate in Community Volunteering which is accredited by the social development and educational charity, ASDAN. They will also have the chance to be a part of a county wide Community Games Event planned to coincide with the Olympics next year.
Anyone interested should contact Neil or Jackie at ESCVS. Tel: 01283 543414 Email: email@example.com
We are holding a launch event on Weds 11th January at 6pm at the Volunteer Centre for anyone wanting to find out more and get involved.