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Team GB and Aldi inspire healthy eating in schools with Kevin the Carrot and Ebanana’s Christmas Carol resources and prizes

Get Set to Eat Fresh is excited to announce the return of Kevin the Carrot, the star of Aldi’s Christmas advert with the new healthy eating resources titled ‘Kevin’s Christmas Carol’ and ‘A Christmas Campaign’. Aldi has released Christmas-themed Kevin and friends soft toys, to be won for schools that register on getseteatfresh.co.uk and share their healthy story in a prize draw on the 8th of December.

The Get Set to Eat Fresh initiative teaches young people aged 5–14 about eating well and gives them the skills and confidence to cook fresh, healthy meals. The latest additions to the programme’s bank of free, downloadable resources, are ‘Kevin’s Christmas Carol’, a festive activity bank of challenges that can be used in the classroom with primary-aged students, and ‘A Christmas Campaign’, which challenges students aged 11–14 to use their communication and writing skills to create an award-winning Christmas or healthy eating campaign.

‘Kevin’s Christmas Carol’ explores a wide range of cross-curricular activities that offer links to PSHE, Science, Design and Technology, English and Maths subjects. Activities, inspired by Kevin the Carrot and Ebanana’s story, create festive fun opportunities for young people while building problem-solving, discussion and higher-order-thinking skills, alongside some longer creative tasks. The activities are flexible and are rated bronze, silver and gold for complexity for pupils and time required to help teachers select the right activities for their class.

For secondary students, Get Set to Eat Fresh has also developed the ‘A Christmas Campaign’ resource. Students can take a behind-the-scenes look at the techniques, skills and roles needed to create an Aldi Christmas campaign, and are challenged to apply this knowledge by developing their own advert for a school celebration or to inspire people to stay active and/or eat well over the holidays. This adaptable resource offers cross-curricular links to English, PSHE and Media Studies and can be used in the classroom and at home.

Adam Zavalis, Marketing Director at Aldi UK, said: “We know that young people love Kevin and so we’re excited about launching our new Kevin’s Christmas Carol resources. At Aldi we know the importance of healthy eating and are thrilled to support young people with flexible resources and the chance to win Kevin the Carrot toys for their schools.”

By registering on www.getseteatfresh.co.uk schools will be entered into a draw to win some limited edition Kevin the Carrot and friends soft toys. After selling out online in a matter of minutes last year, Aldi and Team GB are thrilled to have secured a small number of the Christmas-themed Kevin soft toys specifically for Get Set to Eat Fresh!

Backed by an all-star cast of Team GB Aldi Athlete Ambassadors, including Olympic gold medal-winning athletes Alistair and Jonny Brownlee, the Get Set to Eat Fresh programme has forged a healthy legacy that has reached over 2.1 million children since launching, through its goal of inspiring healthy eating.

Jonny Brownlee, Triathlon, double Olympic gold medallist and Aldi Athlete Ambassador said: “This year’s Kevin’s Christmas Carol campaign offers young people so many exciting activities that encourage them to eat healthy and get active. Those schools that register can also be in with the chance to win Kevin the Carrot or one of his Christmas friends!”

For more information about Get Set to Eat Fresh and the new Christmas resources visit: https://getseteatfresh.co.uk/

Back our athletes this summer with the Share Your Pride programme from Team GB and ParalympicsGB

Team GB and ParalympicsGB are encouraging our nation’s schools to get behind our competitors this summer with the launch of Share Your Pride, an inclusive and engaging programme created to inspire young people aged 5 – 16. The aim is to bring the nation together and build support for the athletes who will be going for gold at the Tokyo 2020 Games, which kicks off in less than a month.

Share Your Pride, accessible online for the whole of the summer, is part of Get Set, the official youth engagement programme from Team GB and ParalympicsGB. Get Set, has been running since London 2012, helping teachers inspire pupils to fulfil their full potential and live healthy, active lifestyles. Using the Olympic & Paralympic values to encourage behaviours like friendship, respect, equality and courage. All Get Set resources are completely free for teachers with a flexible range of curriculum-linked resources including PE, PSHE, English, History and much more. 

Alongside the thought-provoking, creative and fun resources, Share Your Pride has also factored in some activities that have additional incentives for young people to participate that not only share support with our athletes but allows them to share their pride with their classmates, families and also themselves – after a challenging year we know there is a lot to reflect on. 

Firstly, the Proud Postcard challenge provides an opportunity for pupils/students to share motivational and encouraging messages to Team GB and ParalympicsGB athletes competing this summer. It’s important to remember that, unlike usual Olympic & Paralympic Games, there will be no British crowd supporting the athletes so these postcards will be a brilliant way that they can share their support, with entries being shared digitally and read by the athletes themselves. To share students’ Proud Postcard messages use #ShareYourGBPride on Twitter or email them to getset@getset.co.uk

The second challenge gives students the chance to win a pair of adidas trainers. The Design a Trainer challenge allows pupils to get creative designing a new trainer brand. The trainer has space to include a supportive slogan for Team GB and ParalympicsGB. Consider encouraging the use of red, white and blue to complement the Team GB and ParalympicsGB kit for Tokyo 2020. 

Neil Townshend, Chairman of the British Olympic Foundation, said

The tremendous support shown by our nation during the games has always been second to none. This year, more than ever, the online support generated by initiatives like Share Your Pride will go such a long way in motivating our athletes in Tokyo, showing them that we’re behind them all the way especially as fans won’t be attending this year.”

Mike Sharrock, Chief Executive of the British Paralympic Association commented: 

“We can’t wait to see all the fun and creative work pupils will be sharing with us as part of the Share Your Pride resources. The Get Set programme is focused on making a difference to young people and it will be so nice to see how pupils across the UK are able to motivate our competitors – with money can’t buy experiences for some of our winners”

All of the resources are available here and are the perfect way to encourage creativity in the classroom. The resources are quick, fun and easy to use. Teachers that sign up to Get Set and get involved in Share Your Pride will be entered into a prize draw for the chance to win exclusive Team GB and ParalympicsGB kits, themselves. 

Share how your school has been preparing for the Olympic and Paralympic Games and showing your support using the hashtag #ShareYourGBPride and download the free resources  to encourage pupils to come together as one team and support our nation this summer.