Blazing the Trail Challenge
Blazing The Trail (BTT) is the Gateshead School Sport Partnership's Olympic Legacy Programme. As an affiliated member of the PE & School Sport SLA we receive exclusive access to this year's BTT Pathway Projects and the associated resources, opportunities and incentives. BTT was launched in 2012 after the London Olympic & Paralympic Games with the aim of fulfilling the promise of delivering a lasting legacy here in Gateshead.
To fulfil this aim the BTT Programme is built on the 7 Olympic and Paralympic values: Excellence / Respect / Friendship / Equality / Determination / Inspiration and Courage. Each of the pathway projects have a cross-curricular link and by engaging with these projects and submitting evidence we are able to achieve each of the seven value marks. The aim is to complete all 7 projects, within our BTT Passport, achieve the Diamond Kite-mark and receive our BTT Closing Ceremony Support Pack!
This year we also have the chance of trying a BRAND NEW concept to Blazing The Trail - WILDCARD projects. These Wildcard projects can either be submitted in replace of one of the seven projects to achieve a value mark of your choice, or they can be completed in addition to the seven value mark projects.
Olympic Torch Day
Our first challenge of the year was to design an Olympic torch. Here are some of the great designs by the children in school.