‘Making the Games’ showcases some of the many interesting and exciting roles involved in creating the Olympic Games and aims to inspire young people, and their teachers, to think differently about practical and vocational careers. By following a handful of skilled professionals who are passionate, ambitious and successful, they hope to change perceptions and raise the stature of practical learning within the UK.
Visitors to the ‘Making the Games’ website can view a diverse range of profiles, from construction workers to chefs and engravers to film crew. Useful links for anyone interested in a profiled career can be found on each page whilst a fun interactive dimension gives the opportunity to send questions to the individuals profiled, and to follow their twitter updates as their work progresses.
For more information check out the ‘Making the Games’ website and accompanying Twitter profile, @makingthegames.
The easiest way to get involved is through the Twitter page, where there’s regular competitions, games, fun facts and Olympic multi-media content, as well as personal updates from those making the games happen!
Plus there’s a chance to win a £50 music voucher each week till the end of June. All entrants in these weekly competitions will go into a grand prize draw for a trip to the Olympic Park for a group of ten in October.
Entry to both competitions is limited to UK residents between the age of 12 and 24, not including the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands, and excluding employees involved in the delivery of the 2012 Olympics
The weekly £50 music voucher giveaway is open to all users, however to win a trip to the Olympic Park, entrants must be from schools within the London 2012 Get Set Network.