The Olympic Truce
Get Set Goes Global
Get Set has launched a new set of resources which have been designed to encourage young people to explore and debate how sport can play a role in promoting peace, respect and cultural understanding.
The Olympic Truce can be dated back to the origins of the first Olympic Games, held in Olympia, Ancient Greece, in 776BC. During the period of the Games Ancient Greece consisted of different regions which were involved in almost constant war. In an attempt to resolve this conflict, King Iphitos, who ruled the region of Elis where the Olympia is situated, organised an “athletic” contest every four years, during which a Truce was proclaimed. Since 1992, the values of the Truce have been revived and since this date every Host Nation of the Winter and Summer Olympic Games have used the concept.
Get Set’s Olympic Truce resources can be used within a variety of school settings including classes, assemblies, tutor groups and peer to peer learning programmes. They have been designed to help students consider activities that could be effective within the school and local community to drive forward the values of the Truce.
Resources are organised within Primary, Secondary and 16-19 sections and include content such as assembly powerpoints, fact files, learning posters and activity idea sheets.
To find out more about Get Set’s Olympic Truce please visit the website below. And Remember, if you are not yet part of the Get Set Network you can use this opportunity to tell Get Set what you will be doing that is inspired by the Truce and gain access to an array of benefits and incentives that are only available to network members!