Olympics Unleashed in NSW

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Olympics Unleashed in New South Wales
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40-minute online presentations aimed at High Schools (Year 9) in New South Wales.



With Australians adapting to life at home, Olympics Unleashed is now online and ready to connect Olympians & aspiring athletes to schools and students.  

Olympics Unleashed, presented by Optus is taking athletes into NSW virtual classrooms and homes to inspire and motivate students to be their personal best.

Olympians and athletes aspiring for Tokyo 2020 and beyond are excited to visit your school via an online platform to help young NSW students be the best version of themselves – whether that’s in the classroom, the playground, the sporting field or at home.

Presented in an interactive and engaging way, athletes will share how they set goals, overcome challenges and demonstrate resilience throughout their athletic journey.

The 30 - 40 minute online presentations are aimed at Year 9.

Olympics Unleashed is free for schools and is supported by Optus, the New South Wales Government and the Australian Olympic Committee.

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How will the online visits work?

Olympics Unleashed Online will allow students to connect with athletes whether they are in the classroom or at home. Microsoft Teams has been identified as the preferred platform for online delivery of Olympics Unleashed Online presentations. We are flexible, however and can utilise other platforms preferred by individual schools to ensure accessibility.

Does the online version differ to what was being offered to schools previously?

No the essence of the program which is to inspire and motivate students to be their personal best remains the same. However, the athletes have been provided additional training on effective digital delivery to support the transition to online presentations.

Are the school presentations suitable for all year levels or are they targeted at specific age groups?

At this stage the program is open to Year 9 students.

Which schools are eligible for the program?

All Secondary schools in New South Wales.

Are rural schools eligible for the program?

Yes, all Secondary schools across New South Wales (metro, regional, remote) are eligible to participate.

How long will the program run for?

The program will run from May 2019 to May 2021

Is there a cost to schools for the athlete visit?

No, there is no cost to schools.

Where can I get more information about the program?

Please call the Australian Olympic Committee on 02 8436 2181 or email nsw@olympicsunleashed.com.au for further information.

How many students can see the presentation?

The program can be presented from individual classes to assemblies.

What information will the school receive before the presentation?

You will receive confirmation of the time and date of the presentation; information on the athlete including their profile; key logistics information; and several questions to prepare for the visit to ensure all students have the opportunity to participate.