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Assembly about an Olympic academy in Russia suitable for key stage 3 and GCSE pupils

Behind the scenes at a Russian Olympic sports school

Teacher script to introduce film

Ask the assembly - how much time do you spend doing your favourite sport?

How much time do you think you would need to spend practising if you wanted to get to the Olympics?

Olympic and Paralympic values

  • excellence
  • friendship

Alen is 15 and goes to a sports boarding school in Ekaterinburg in Russia. Pupils at the school practise before breakfast and every afternoon. Lots of students from his school have won medals at the Olympics.

Dasha is nine and goes to a regular school in the same city. She is a gymnast and loves performing. When she is 14 she would like to go to the sports school and get to the Olympics one day.

Show film and use discussion prompts afterwards. Email worldclass@bbc.co.uk if you would like a copy of this film to download

Alen says that when he started wrestling it was just a hobby. Do you have a hobby that you might like to make into your career?

Ask the Assembly Question

  • Would you like to go to an Olympic sports school?
  • Email your school's answer to worldclass@bbc.co.uk

Wrestling training sessions are tough, but Alen and the other boys don't get angry if they don't win. When do you show good sportsmanship? Why is it important?

Russian athletes have a great record of winning Olympic medals. What do you think it feels like to represent your country? Why do you think Russia tries so hard to win Olympic medals?

Dasha's dream is to become a gymnast. Going to the Olympic school is the next step in her plan to achieve this. What is your dream and how can you achieve it?

Ask the Assembly Question

Would you like to go to an Olympic sports school?

Email your school's answer to worldclass@bbc.co.uk

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