An additional 10,000 students are set to benefit from the Rio 2016 Education Programme, following the announcement that it will be added to the curriculums of 74 schools in the city of Belo Horizonte.
The Education Programme, which aims to promote the values of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, has been present in 349 schools in Rio de Janeiro State up until now, reaching 177,000 students.
But, with its arrival in Belo Horizonte, the capital of neighbouring state Minas Gerais, this figure is expected to increase to 187,000.
As well as bringing pupils and teachers closer to the Games, the Education Programme also introduces Olympic and Paralympic sports, such as rugby, to schools and local communities.
"This partnership demonstrates our commitment to involve the whole country in the educational legacy of the Games," said Mariana Behr, Rio 2016's head of education.
Transforma, as the Education Programme is known in Portuguese, is scheduled to be expanded to other regions of Brazil this year.
It is currently active in a number of municipalities such as Niterói, São Gonçalo, Nova Iguaçu, Mesquita and Paty do Alferes.
Another aspect of Transforma includes the providing of second language training to more than one million Brazilians ahead of the Games.
This project, which encompasses volunteers, Organising Committee staff, contractors and 500,000 Brazilian schoolchildren, is being undertaken by Education First .
Teachers from across the country can download teaching materials and lesson suggestions from the programme's website, by clicking here.
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