Olympic legacy in action as Sydney students connect with Rio Games’ organisers

Fourteen Year 10 students from a range of NSW high schools had the opportunity for a global conversation about sustainable agriculture live from the Sydney Royal Easter Show to Rio.

Working with Brazilian Vice Consul Mariana Madeira, the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW and Western Sydney University, we connected these students through digital video technologies to Julie Duffus the Sustainability Manager for the Rio 2016 Games in Brazil.

This is the first learning activity that is part of our new Legacy Seeds Initiative. See it in action:

What is the Legacy Seeds Initiative?
The Legacy Seeds Initiative by Sydney Olympic Park Authority is designed to foster unique education collaboration between Olympic host cities around international sporting events by connecting school students through digital video technologies.

The program aims to create memorable and meaningful learning exchanges inspiring ongoing global classroom-to-classroom collaboration around shared themes. In the case of Sydney — Rio, these common themes include agriculture, sport, indigenous culture and environmental sustainability.

What’s next for the Legacy Seeds Initiative?
Our next global exchange is scheduled prior to the Games in July, involving primary school students gathering at Sydney Olympic Park to speak with students in Rio. Students will share about their culture, spruik their Olympic and Paralympic heroes and talk about what it is like to live in an Olympic City.

Want to know more?
Contact our Sydney Olympic Park Education Team at education@sopa.nsw.gov.au


Communications & Community Engagement Coordinator, Sydney Olympic Park Authority

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