Sport and Olympics Topic tasks
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- Write a diary entry from the point of view of an Olympic athlete.
- Write a persuasive letter to the IOC to ask them to add a new sport to the next Olympics.
- Create a report about your favourite Olympic sport.
- Produce a set of instructions to teach somebody how to take part in your favourite Olympic sport.
- Create your own Olympics acrostic poem.
- Write a newspaper report about an amazing day at the Olympics.
- Imagine that you could interview your favourite Olympic athlete. What questions would you ask them?
- Plan an advertising campaign to encourage people to attend the next Olympic games.
- Use the words in your glossary to make some anagrams to challenge a partner.
- Write a biography of your favourite Olympic athlete.
- Write a newspaper report about a controversial Olympic decision.
- Write a story about the Teddy Bear Olympics.
- Create a character profile about a new Olympic mascot.
- Write the script for a presenter of a TV show about the Olympics.
- Find a video clip of an Olympic event (e.g. this video of Usain Bolt winning the 100m) and imagine that you are the commentator. How would you describe the action?
- Use statistics from previous Olympic Games for your own data handling activities.
- You could make your own Olympics word problems and ask a friend to solve them?
- Make a sorting diagram to show the similarities and differences between the Ancient and the Modern Olympic Games.
- Create your own medal chart based on the results of this year's Games.
- Find out the ticket prices of different events. If you had £200 to spend, how many different events would you be able to attend?
- Find out the capacity of a range of Olympics stadiums and calculate the maximum ticket sales.
- Make a 'countdown' chart to count down the days to the next Olympic Games.
- Plan some healthy meals for the Olympic competitors and visitors.
- Find out about the human body and the muscles and organs that are used in different Olympic sports.
- Identify the materials that would keep the Olympic torch burning safely.
- Design a website to accompany the Olympic Games.
- Create a game in which an athlete has to 'compete' in an Olympic event.
- Plan and record a video guide to teach others about your favourite Olympic sport.
- Create an eBook about the history of the Olympics and / or the events in the modern Olympics.
- Create a database that includes information about the countries that have won the most medals at the Olympics... or about Olympic athletes.
- Design an app that will teach younger children about the Olympics.
- Plan (and create) some social media posts about the Olympic Games. How will the organisers be promoting / reporting on the event during the Games?
- Create a motivational video to encourage the athletes, attendees and those watching the Games at home. Use this example for inspiration:
- Create a model of an Olympic stadium or an Olympic Park!
- Design and make a new Olympic medal.
- Make a model of the Olympic torch.
- Make an olive leaf crown to award to the winner of an Olympic event.
- Design some clothing / merchandise to sell at the next Olympic games.
- Use a variety of craft materials to recreate the Olympic rings logo.
- Compose a song / fanfare to perform at the opening ceremony.
- Famous musicians often perform at the opening and closing ceremonies of the Games. Choose a selection of artists / bands that you would like to perform at the next event.
- Use a map to plot the locations of Olympics Games throughout history.
- Find out the location of the next Olympics and plan a trip there. How will you get there? How long will the journey be?
- Create a travel guide based on the location of the next Olympic Games.
- Plot the route of the Olympic torch as it travels to the location of the Games.
- Choose a country that is taking part in the Olympics and write a report about it. If each student in your class chose a different country, these could be combined into a larger guide.
- Write a report about the history of the Olympic Games. When did it begin? When did the modern Olympics start?
- Create a timeline that shows the main events in Olympic history.
- Make a list of objects / artefacts that could appear in an Olympic museum. Could you create some signs to teach people about them?