Earlier this year we announced that Skype in the Classroom had joined forces with leading organisations to enable amazing shared learning experiences. As part of our partnership with Penguin Books, we are delighted to be able to offer three classrooms from the UK the chance to join professional diver Tom Daley on a Skype call in the autumn term.
To celebrate the publication of his memoir My Story, Tom will use the Skype call as a chance to talk about his performance at the Olympics, share some of his life experiences and answer questions on his day-to-day schedule, hobbies and family life. Here’s a closer look at My Story:
Tom had hearts in mouths when he dived at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, where he won two gold medals. He is one of Britain’s gleaming hopes for gold at the London 2012 Olympics. But there is also a heartbreaking and inspiring story of a young athlete coping with the death of his father whilst under the glare of the world’s media spotlight.
In this, Tom’s first official memoir, he offers unprecedented access to the pressures, challenges and fascinating experiences of a word-class Olympian. From his day-to-day schedule, to his hobbies and family life, to sharing his hopes and dreams in the build-up to the London Olympics, this book offers a unique chance to get close to Tom. Featuring exclusive photography, both personal and newly commissioned, this is a must have for any Tom Daley fan.
To join Skype in the classroom and get the chance to be part of this exciting Skype call, teachers should
1. Sign up at education.skype.com using their Skype account details
2. Create a profile which includes their interests, location and the age groups they teach
3. Visit the project page and click ‘I want to take part’
While there, don’t forget to check out our other projects.