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Sheffield pupils go for gold at Olympics-themed sports day (via Sheffield Telegraph)
11 August 2016

Sheffield pupils go for gold at Olympics-themed sports day (via Sheffield Telegraph)

Hundreds of children hopped, skipped and jumped their way to success at an Olympics-themed sports day. 

Bournemouth youngsters launch torch relay to celebrate Rio Olympics (via Bournemouth Echo)
11 August 2016

Bournemouth youngsters launch torch relay to celebrate Rio Olympics (via Bournemouth Echo)

Students from Bournemouth schools have joined forces for a torch relay to celebrate this summer’s Olympic games in Brazil.

Stockport Academy students awarded at Olympic Park (via Imagine FM)
19 July 2016

Stockport Academy students awarded at Olympic Park (via Imagine FM)

A group of Stockport Academy students picked up two awards at an event at London’s Olympic Park celebrating girls in sport.

Spirit of Rio Day 20: Olympic Project Week for Year 7s at Morton Academy
15 July 2016

Spirit of Rio Day 20: Olympic Project Week for Year 7s at Morton Academy

This week, students at Richard Rose Morton Academy have been enjoying the school’s inaugural ‘Project Week’.

Spirit of Rio Day 19: Greenacre Junior Girls Enjoy Spirit of Rio Week
14 July 2016

Spirit of Rio Day 19: Greenacre Junior Girls Enjoy Spirit of Rio Week

Pupils at Greenacre School Junior Department have spent a full week enjoying a variety of activities and learning to celebrate the Spirit of Rio Festival.

Spirit of Rio Day 18: Alice Tai Heads to Rio
13 July 2016

Spirit of Rio Day 18: Alice Tai Heads to Rio

Swimmer Alice Tai, a student at Bournemouth Collegiate School, has been selected as a member of the GB Paralympic Swimming Squad to travel to Rio this summer.

Academy girls encouraged to become leaders at Olympic Park event (via Shoreham Herald)
11 July 2016

Academy girls encouraged to become leaders at Olympic Park event (via Shoreham Herald)

Girls from Shoreham Academy took part at an event in London’s Olympic Park to encourage young women into sport and to become leaders within their own schools.

Spirit of Rio Day 17: Spirit of Rio at William Hulme’s Grammar School
12 July 2016

Spirit of Rio Day 17: Spirit of Rio at William Hulme’s Grammar School

Primary pupils at William Hulme’s Grammar School have been taking part in a variety of activities as part of United Learning’s Spirit of Rio festival, including creating their own ‘virtual torch relay’ video.

Spirit of Rio Day 16: Lambeth Academy Celebrates the Spirit of Rio
11 July 2016

Spirit of Rio Day 16: Lambeth Academy Celebrates the Spirit of Rio

The ‘Spirit of Rio’ programme was an exciting prospect for Lambeth Academy in enabling us to work alongside our local community in producing a large-scale Cultural event that was far-reaching.  

Spirit of Rio Day 15: Wilberforce Primary Pupils Hear From Action For Brazil’s Children
08 July 2016

Spirit of Rio Day 15: Wilberforce Primary Pupils Hear From Action For Brazil’s Children

Over the course of the Spirit of Rio festival, United Learning schools have been raising awareness and money for Action for Brazil’s Children (ABC Trust).

Spirit of Rio Day 14:  Abbey Hey Primary Academy Pupils are on the Road to Rio
07 July 2016

Spirit of Rio Day 14: Abbey Hey Primary Academy Pupils are on the Road to Rio

Pupils and staff at Abbey Hey Primary Academy in Manchester have been embodying the spirit of Rio through a series of events and activities tied in with United Learning’s cultural and sporting festival.

Spirit of Rio Day 13: Bringing Education with Character to Life with the Spirit of Rio
06 July 2016

Spirit of Rio Day 13: Bringing Education with Character to Life with the Spirit of Rio

Our Director of Primary Education, Darran Lee, discusses the how Group-wide initiatives enhance our pupils' learning

Spirit of Rio Day 12: The Spirit Of Rio Reaches North Oxfordshire Academy
05 July 2016

Spirit of Rio Day 12: The Spirit Of Rio Reaches North Oxfordshire Academy

While the last week in June is always an exciting time at North Oxfordshire Academy – with a week of activity-based curriculum in place of ordinary timetabled lessons – this year saw the spirit of Rio take hold at the school.

Spirit of Rio Day 11: Bournemouth Schools Unite For Spirit Of Rio Torch Relay
04 July 2016

Spirit of Rio Day 11: Bournemouth Schools Unite For Spirit Of Rio Torch Relay

The spirit of Rio shone through last week in Bournemouth when three United Learning schools joined forces for a torch relay to help celebrate this summer’s Olympic and Paralympic Games in Brazil.

Spirit of Rio Day 10: Teachers at Northampton Academy reflect on their Spirit of Rio experience
01 July 2016

Spirit of Rio Day 10: Teachers at Northampton Academy reflect on their Spirit of Rio experience

Northampton Academy was one of five schools across United Learning to successfully apply for funding to stage their elaborate plans for the Spirit of Rio festival.

Spirit of Rio Day 9: Accrington Academy Opens Its Sports Week In Carnival Style
30 June 2016

Spirit of Rio Day 9: Accrington Academy Opens Its Sports Week In Carnival Style

Students and staff at Accrington Academy have kicked off Sports Week with their very own ‘opening ceremony’ to celebrate United Learning’s Spirit of Rio festival.

Spirit of Rio Day 8: PE and Sport within Schools
29 June 2016

Spirit of Rio Day 8: PE and Sport within Schools

Shaun Dowling, our Head of Sport, considers how PE and Sport contributes to school life.

Spirit of Rio Day 7: The Victory Primary School Hosts Olympic Parade
28 June 2016

Spirit of Rio Day 7: The Victory Primary School Hosts Olympic Parade

Pupils at The Victory Primary School have celebrated this summer’s Olympic and Paralympic Games with a Rio-themed parade.

Spirit of Rio Day 5: Stockport Academy Girls Take the lead for Capoeira
24 June 2016

Spirit of Rio Day 5: Stockport Academy Girls Take the lead for Capoeira

A group of students from Stockport Academy took centre stage last week at United Learning’s Spirit of Rio festival launch to perform capoeira to their peers.

Spirit of Rio Day 4: Inspiring Us All
23 June 2016

Spirit of Rio Day 4: Inspiring Us All

​Catherine Barker, Head of Music and Performing Arts (Partnership Fund), reflects on how the Group Wide Festival will inspire us all.

Spirit of Rio Day 3: Walthamstow Academy's Samba Band Take to the Olympic Park
22 June 2016

Spirit of Rio Day 3: Walthamstow Academy's Samba Band Take to the Olympic Park

Students from Walthamstow Academy took a trip to London’s Olympic Park last week to help launch United Learning’s Spirit of Rio festival.

Stockport Academy students strike gold at Olympic Park (via We are Stockport)
21 June 2016

Stockport Academy students strike gold at Olympic Park (via We are Stockport)

A group of Stockport Academy students picked up two awards at an event at London’s Olympic Park celebrating girls in sport.

Today we begin United Learning’s 2016 cultural festival, the Spirit of Rio.
20 June 2016

Today we begin United Learning’s 2016 cultural festival, the Spirit of Rio.

Celebrate the launch of The Spirit of Rio, as Group Chief Executive Jon Coles explains the importance of the festival

United Learning's Spirit of Rio Festival Launches in London
15 June 2016

United Learning's Spirit of Rio Festival Launches in London

200 students and staff joined forces today in London’s Olympic Park to launch United Learning’s Spirit of Rio festival.

Winning Schools’ Bids are Announced for Spirit Of Rio 2016
11 April 2016

Winning Schools’ Bids are Announced for Spirit Of Rio 2016

Five United Learning schools have successfully qualified for funding from the Group to put in motion their ambitious plans for the Spirit of Rio festival this summer.

Richard Rose Morton Student Designs Winning Logo for Cultural Festival
18 December 2015

Richard Rose Morton Student Designs Winning Logo for Cultural Festival

A Year 10 student from Richard Rose Morton Academy, Katie, has won United Learning’s national competition with her logo design for the Group’s Spirit of Rio cultural festival.

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