Over 50 Olympic Ambassador visits were booked up in minutes!
The Dare to Believe Olympic school programme is back stronger than ever with 100 Olympic ambassador visits on the cards for this School year. This term’s 50 school visits were booked up within minutes and the demand is high for both our primary and secondary school programmes. We are delighted to be back offering in-person visits to the delight of both students and athletes alike. And yet the virtual visits are still benefitting harder to reach schools and ambassadors with busy training and work schedules.
We’ve had a number of school visits happen already with our Olympic Ambassadors, Rugby 7s Tokyo Olympian Billy Dardis visited Scoil Moibhi, Margaretstown, Skerries. Olympic Swimmer, Ellen Walshe visited Scoil Naomh Ide in Clondalkin, Dublin. View some of the images we captured below!
“Excellent programme! Olympic Swimmer Danielle HIll was brilliant. “Scoil an Aingil Choimheadai, Donegal
“Showing the children that anything is possible. Oliver Dingley was inspirational!. He was wonderful with the children and so positive about sport, the Olympics and life. The children thoroughly enjoyed his fitness lesson in the yard. We will remember his visit for a long time to come.Monika’s story really resonated with the children that have come from abroad. It was truly fantastic.. “Gaelscoil Nás na Ríogh, Meath
“Sarah was so obliging with her time and she really connected with the children. I think it was an added bonus that she was a Limerick athlete and the children could relate to how she got to be an Olympian. She went to a nearby primary school and competed at the Limerick Primary School athletes just like many of the pupils in our school.
The programme is very worthwhile and I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending it to other schools and teachers.“Herbertstown NS, Limerick
Exclusive Dare to Believe Poster
As a special lasting gift for schools lucky enough to take part this year is a new special edition Dare to Believe poster that features Olympic Champion and new crowned European Champion Kellei Harrington, Olympic Bronze Medallists Aifric Keough and Eimear Lambe, 2 X Olympian and European Medallist Thomas Barr and Irish Hockey Star Roisin Upton. In addition to the teacher and student workbooks this poster will surely inspire students well beyond the duration of the programme.
IOC Olympic Values Education
The Dare to Believe Team of Roisin McGettigan-Dumas and Roisin Jones had the special honour of being asked to join a special Olympic Value Education Programme workshop at the International Olympic Committee’s Headquaters. They were asked to present their work at Dare to Believe and learn from a select number of OVEP programmes from around the world.
Transition Year Events
We are delighted to kick off the first of our Transition Year visits after the midterm. Our ambassadors cannot wait to begin meeting the older students who’ve been working through the Dare to Believe TY Lifeskills through Sports programme.
In addition to our visits, Dare to Believe will be attending the TY Show coming up on November 8th at the National Sports Campus where over 4000 students are expected to be attendance. We will have Dare to Believe ambassadors present to giving talks, doing panel discussions as well as giving live Olympic sports demonstrations!! It’s gearing up to be a great event!
Olympians Live! Webinar- Meet the Medallists
Save the Date! On November 16th our two rowing Olympic bronze medallists Eimear Lambe and Aifric Keough will go live answering questions from students around the country. Set to be an exciting event, in two separate webinars, both primary and secondary students will have the opportunity to “Ask them Anything” and learn more about the lifestyle and mindset of these Olympic super stars.