Who Wants To Be An Olympian?

Who Wants To Be An Olympian?

Children and adults dancing and smiling

Heritage Grants

Mottingham and Chislehurst North
Pakiki Theatre CIC
£22424
Pakiki Theatre’s Who wants to be an Olympian? project will explore the sporting heritage of the Olympics and Paralympics with young people in Newham.

Thanks to £22,424 National Lottery funding, Pakki Theatre will share the story of the London 2012 Olympic Games with children aged 6-12 years old.

They will launch an interactive show in June 2022 for Newham Heritage Month, during the 10th anniversary year of the Games.

To bring the Olympics to life, they will research and record the stories of local sportspeople and sports clubs from the time. These memories will be shared in the show and attendees will also have a chance to share their own experiences. The project’s research and oral history recordings will then be added to the Newham Local Archive.

They hope the project will inspire young generations through the excitement felt at the time so that the Olympics’ legacy can continue to grow in the borough.

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