Finalist, 2011 BETT Awards, 'Tools for Teaching and Learning' Category
This interactive DVD, produced by Pumpkin TV with the support of the Geographical Association, focuses on the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and the opportunities it will provide for regeneration in East London.
It was planned by teachers in parts of east London close to the Olympic Park, with additional input from 60 teachers from the London area. Its focus is a Key Stage 3 audience.
It updates the original Aiming for Gold DVD, which was sent free to every school in November 2008.
The DVD pack uses video, interactive activities and worksheets to explore to what extent the 2012 Olympics will regenerate London's East End. Students are given a mission and take on the role of journalist to discover why cities bid to host mega sporting events and why London won.
Next, they investigate the challenges of staging the games, design a layout and compare it to the real Olympic Park designs. Along the way students get the chance to talk to politicians, young people and local businesses before deciding how the games will benefit the area socially, environmentally and economically.
The DVD has been designed so that all video clips, games, background information and extension activities can also be adapted for interactive whiteboards and PowerPoint presentations.