Get Set Go! Summer Games Celebration - Books - Living Paintings

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Get Set Go! Summer Games Celebration

Written by Living Paintings, Clive Gifford

Suitable for: 7-11 years (Key stage 2), 11-14 years (Key stage 3)

Sponsored by: Simon Muchmore and Christine Morrell

Available braille grades:

In this fact book JJ Chalmers introduces us to the sports and stars of the Summer Olympic Games including Colin Jackson, Karen Pickering and Sir Matthew Pinsent.
This resource is packed with factual information to support learning as well as entertaining stories from the para superstars. This resource support subjects across the National Curriculum and would be useful as an educational resource in class. Also good for home-schooling, homework-help, project work, reading for pleasure, independent learning and entertainment. A great activity for inspiring an interest in sport.

Readers include JJ Chalmers, Colin Jackson, Karen Pickering and Sir Matthew Pinsent and Clare Balding.

Listen to an audio clip

I’m thrilled to introduce you to this touch and sound book called Get set go!, a celebration of the summer games. You can learn about some of the track and field sports as well as events in the swimming pool and on the water. You’ll hear from some medal winning athletes and they’ll share their stories and special memories with you.
You know my very first memory of the Olympic games was way back in 1976 and my parents were supporting a Jamaican sprinter by the of name of Don Quarrie and with them shouting and screaming, jumping up and down wanting this man to win, I think that’s what really triggered me trying to get into the sport of athletics. Just to remember somebody trying to win an Olympic gold medal I just wanted to be, perhaps, one day an athlete that could be in the same position of trying to win.
Well, it takes a lot of hard work to be a swimmer, that’s for sure. I was doing about 20 hours training in the pool, used to start at 5.30 in the morning 6 days a week and then do 4 evenings. I got Sundays off which was great. But also used to have to do about 6 hours in the gym lifting weights, doing Pilates and all of my weight sessions finished with 900 sit ups straight which was pretty evil!

What's inside

  • A collection of raised tactile pictures.
  • Audio descriptions with music and sound effects on CD, and USB if you have chosen this format. Audio descriptions available to stream from your online account.
  • An A4 colour image pack.
  • Guidance notes for parents and teachers to help you make the most of using this book.
  • An ‘Articles for the Blind’ returns label for the free and convenient return of the box.

Touch to see image list

Tactile Picture Number 1
Athletics – Hurdler and Hammer Thrower

Tactile Picture Number 2
Diving, Table Tennis and Badminton

Tactile Picture Number 3
Gymnast and Weightlifter

Tactile Picture Number 4
Slalom Kayak and Rowing

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