Find a Speaker

Bidding For Gold Games Day

As the world watched in awe watching the London 2012 Olympics, students can now experience their own piece of the sporting action with taking part in ‘Bidding for Gold Games’. Tapping into the buzz around the Olympics, this day will develop young people's research and teamwork skills as they produce a business case for hosting an international sporting extravaganza.

At the start of the day your students will be split up into teams, each forming the bidding committee of an allocated country wanting to host the prestigious games. The first task is to mind map and brainstorm everything they know about the allocated country.  The teams must then appoint researchers to go away and find out everything there is to know about their nation. The remaining members of the team concentrate on the business elements of their bid; from branding, mascots, and sponsorship through to celebrity endorsements and even a promotional song.  Each team also has the opportunity of boosting their bid by taking part in a sporting challenge out door if weather permits.  The day culminates with the teams taking turns to present their bids, each marked by the secret panel of judges in the audience.

The 'Bidding for Gold Games' is a great way to engage students and nurture the transferable skills needed for the workplace.


To find out more details or make a booking please call us on 01924 277343 or get in touch through our enquiry form.

Our Latest Tweet

Good morning - we are busy working with schools sending out speakers across the country to events to inspire, and motivate, staff & students. If you need a speaker we can help you!

What People Say

Joy Marsden: I have just returned to my office after the interview event and I can only say how wonderful our students were. I think your presentation yesterday hit just the right note and prepared them in advance, not only to face the interview but to have the confidence to approach businesses just to ‘chat’. Thank you so much for being involved in this event and I look forward to seeing you in the future

– Karen Betty, Skills for Life Co-ordinator, Northampton Academy

Truly incredible from beginning to end! His presentation was pitched perfectly for our students who sat in stunned silence listening intently to his amazing story. We really couldn’t have asked for a more passionate or inspirational speaker!

– Lisa Green, National Enterprise Academy

The presentation was truly inspiring; our students really enjoyed listening to John's experiences in the Royal Marines and his role working for TV companies in the jungle and they realised they could be just like him. By working hard, broadening their horizons, learning new skills and believing in themselves, they too could achieve anything they put their hearts into. An inspiring day that left an enduring impression - fantastic.

– Adrian Barber, Project Manager, Bigger Picture Arts

Just a quick note to say how much we all enjoyed Alex’s talk. He was an absolute trooper getting through 2 hours of talking with his voice slowly getting more hoarse! The students were fascinated by his story and the advice he gave them was priceless. Nothing I could have told them about the world of work could have had so much impact. The students were rapt and he responded very well to their questions. The talk was very memorable, funny and informative. We will definitely be looking to book him again next year.

– Heather Wilson, Teacher of English/ Head of PHSCE, Portland Place School

Claire’s speech showed that she fully understood the ethos of the school; it was informative, encouraging and motivational. Pupils and parents have commented on how much they enjoyed listening to her and how much they appreciated the care she took to make our prize winners feel special. We will certainly use her ‘top tips’ to reinforce the valuable messages she passed on. Our only problem now is how to follow this next year!

– Elizabeth Thomas, Head Mistress, Stonar School

Dynamic, forthright, bold, but utterly charming, Claire showed insight and understanding, offering pertinent advice to individuals and groups alike. A consummate professional and a true inspiration to all young women.

– Ian Edwards, Head of Business, Tudorhall School

From my experience of working with Emma-Jane I would feel comfortable in recommending her self-esteem & confidence workshops and hope we can collaborate on some work in the future.

– Sarah Green - Owner of Cerato Services

Our Partners

Aim Higher Apprenticeships GDST Girls Out Loud St John Ambulance