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The Olympics and Paralympics are underpinned by the following values :


This week we'd like you to watch video clips about two Olympic athletes.  Whilst watching their stories, think about which of the values above they are demonstrating and how.


The story of how 19-year-old Sam Oldham was inspired to become an Olympic gymnast


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Sam's message to you is, "it’s not really about the goal, it’s more about the journey."


Activity 1

Sam talked about overcoming his fears.  Can you think of a time when you have had to overcome a fear?  What happened?  How did you feel afterwards?  Describe it in your home learning book.



The story of how Gemma Gibbons became an Olympic medallist at the London 2012 Games.

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Gemma’s message to you is, "I never thought I’d get this far with my sport and I feel very lucky. Great role models help, so it’s really important to have people that inspire you in your life.”


Activity 2

Gemma discusses the importance of role models.  In your home learning book, write down what you consider makes a good role model.  Who would you say is your own role model? Name some of the reasons why you admire this person.

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