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London 2012 in the classroom

Bring London 2012 into your classroom with some free fun activities from the Royal Mint Museum!

London 2012 resources

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Olympic 50p 
Sports Collection

Choose a discipline from the list of sports in the Olympic and Paralympic Games. One sport can have a number of different disciplines, for example cycling has road, track, bmx and mountain biking, so there are plenty to choose from!

  • Research this discipline using the internet and books. Put together a collage of information and pictures on a sheet of paper.
  • Designers call this a mood board and use it to help them think of ideas for their coins.
  • Design your own 50p using your mood board and what you have learnt to help you.
Olympic 50p Sports Collection Presentation (8133 KB) Olympic 50p Sports Collection (2321 KB)

Olympic 50p 
activity ideas

Divide your class into groups. Each group must choose a sport from the Olympic or Paralympic Games that they do not know much about, and that they think everyone else will be able to play.

  • There are plenty of team sports to choose from like Handball and Volleyball, or you might want to choose something like Gymnastics or Boccia
  • Use the internet or books to research the game. You will need to know the rules!
  • Once you have done your research you can then play the game in your next PE or Games lesson.
Olympic 50p activity ideas Presentation (1872 KB)

Olympic 50p
bingo cards

Print out the 50 PENCE BINGO cards from the Royal Mint Museum website.

  • Write the numbers 1-29 on small pieces of paper, fold them up and put them in a container.
  • Shake the container and then take out numbers one by one
  • Use the LONDON 2012 SPORTS COLLECTION presentation to match the number with the right 50 pence
  • If you have this 50 pence on your BINGO sheet cross it out
  • The first person to cross out all the 50 pence pieces on their sheet shouts BINGO! and wins the game.
Olympic 50p bingo cards (5046 KB)

Designers videos

Find out about how the London 2012 Sports Collection winners came up with their designs.