The HOTs project (Hold onto Sports), originally called the Wii-lypmics is the London 2012 Inspire Project for Hounslow.
It was first started in 2009-2010 by Dr. Jo Armitage and Sarah Hoyle from Together We Create and was created to get young people involved in sport through the use of technology. The aim of the project was to help children learn how people become top athletes, how they prepare their diet, look after their bodies and present themselves in the media. The children would research different areas of the athletes: life as the trainer, dietician, physiotherapist, the PR Manager and the athlete itself. They then present to the judges their project for judging and the children also learn how to play their given sport on the Wii.
This year we again focused on Darius Knight, a London born 2012 Olympic hopeful in table tennis.
We will find out in the next few weeks if we make it to the finals. Fingers crossed!