London 2012 – Raise our Game

We are delighted that Raise our Game has been granted the Inspire mark, the badge of the London 2012 Inspire programme.

We are planning a number of activities involving children from all of our schools, culminating in a DLP Sports Day at the Exeter Arena followed by a fantastic DLP Sports Medals awards and Raise the game concert at the University of Exeter Great Hall.

We are very grateful for the support provided by our friends at the Helen Foundation and also through our bid to the The Arts Council for England and the Big Lottery Fund.

January – March.

Schools working in pairs with gifted and talented children and Daisi artists to produce individual school Olympic Banners.

23 January – Kenn Primary and Westcliff Primary

1st March – Dawlish Community College and Gatehouse Primary

2nd March – Oaklands Park and Ratcliffe

5th March – Cockwood Primary and Starcross Primary

20th March – Exminster Primary and Kenton Primary

April – May

16th – 22nd May. Olympic Banners to go on display in Exeter Cathedral. The Olympic torch relay goes through Exeter on Sunday 20th May. See the official route here.

Teachers will be carrying out a number of projects including;

Learning three songs to be sung by all schools together, you can watch them on Youtube by clicking on the links below:

The Countdown by Exminster Primary School

`Proud’ by Heather Small Original video

“Proud” Karaoki version with Lyrics

The official song of the London 2012 Games (to be confirmed)

Preparing individual school performances based on their chosen competing Nation.

Kenn Primary – USA singing and dancing
Exminster Primary – Kenya, Djembe drums and dancing
Kenton Primary – Brazil
Starcross Primary – Australia
Cockwood Primary – Zimbabwe
Westcliff Primary – Slovakia – ukuleles
Gatehouse Primary – China
Oaklands Park – Italy
Ratcliffe – India
Dawlish Community College – Spirit of the Olympics

Samba – the DLP Samba band which draws on children from all DLP schools will rehearse a welcoming performance for people attending the Raise the Game evening performance in June.

June

Thursday 14th June 2012, DLP Sports day at Exeter Arena

Click here to view the sportsday events timetable.

Thursday 21st June 2012

Olympic style torch carried from DLP Schools to Great Hall

Raise the Game evening performance and DLP Sports day medals awards at the University of Exeter Great Hall