Inter Parish / Community Games
Community Games provide a great opportunity for you to bring your community together to take part in sporting and cultural activities inspired by, and in celebration of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
A Community Games event must include both sporting and cultural activities, and some sort of ceremony, this could be an opening or closing ceremony, or could just be a welcome speech, it is entirely up to you. Your event could involve an element of competition; or it could focus simply on getting people participating in sports or cultural activities they might never have tried before. The important thing is that each event will be shaped by those involved and be about what that community wants to do.
Your community could be your street, your estate, colleagues at work, a ‘friends of’ group from your local park, your children’s school the list goes on. You could, in fact, form a new community.
If you want to organise a Community Games you can access support including FREE workshops on how to organise and promote your Games and a website, www.communitygames.org.uk with lots of helpful ideas and resources.
For more information on organising Community Games events in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, please contact Chris Turner on email@example.com or 01785 619681
The Olympic Torch Relay
The Olympic Flame is coming to Essington and Great Wyrley. Why not get your friends and family together to welcome the flame as it passes through. Visit Torch Relay Facebook page for more information www.facebook.com/southstaffs2012
Garden for the Games
- Plant golden flowers to make your street shine for the Olympic Torch Relay coming through
- Grow a bee-friendly wild flower meadow like the one in the Olympic Park
- Grow your greens for your Super Saturday in August
- Plant your team colours
For more green fingered ideas visit the London 2012 Local Leaders website.
Know your Fencing from your Phelps? Hold a Big Sports Quiz at home or down the pub to find your local ‘brains of the Games’.
For more ideas visit the London 2012 Local Leaders website