International - Olympic dream links schools

17th December 2010 at 00:00

Four Scottish schools have been chosen to take part in a project linking them with schools around the world in the run-up to the London Olympics in 2012.

The scheme, run by the BBC and the British Council, will allow the schools to share creative projects centred on the games.

Altogether 45 UK schools were chosen for the Olympic Dreams School Search and have been partnered with schools attended by athletes who are part of the BBC's World Olympic Dreams project.

Baltasound Junior High in Shetland has been twinned with the former London school of NBA bastetball star Luol Deng; St Mary's Primary in Stirling has been teamed up with sprinter Merlyn Diamond's primary school in Namibia; Calderglen High in East Kilbride has been twinned with Merlyn Diamond's secondary school in Namibia; and Insch Primary in Aberdeenshire has been linked with diver Wu Minxia's school in Shanghai, China.

Over the next two years, the project will support teachers in developing school-to-school partnerships. Schools have been invited to send a teacher to a special conference at the British Museum in London next month when they will meet teachers from the athletes' schools to start their twinning project.

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