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This is the second assembly focusing on the Iraqi rowers and determination.

The first assembly is called 'Determination to succeed', and focuses on Haider Rashid and Hamza Hussein and their difficult training regime in Iraq as a result of the conflict which exists in the country.

Iraqi rower Haider Rashid's last chance to qualify for the London 2012 Olympics.

Teacher script to introduce film

Ask the class if they have ever had a last chance.

This may be a last chance to make a sports team or a last chance to improve your behaviour before being grounded by your parents.

Haider Rashid is an Iraqi rower aiming to qualify for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The race we are going to watch is his final chance to make the Olympics. He must finish in the top three.

Let's see if he can do it.

Show film and use discussion prompts afterwards

Haider needed to finish in the top three to qualify for the London 2012 Olympics. Where did he finish?

Ask the Assembly Question

Haider is determined to continue rowing despite not qualifying for the Olympics.

Would you continue with something you were working on after experiencing a disappointment, or would you try something new?

Email your answer to worldclass@bbc.co.uk

How do you deal with disappointments?

Haider says failing to qualify for the Olympics is not the end of the world. What do you think?

What does determination mean?

By how much time did Haider miss out on qualifying for the Olympics?

Imagine you're a professional athlete. For you, every second counts, and the smallest mistake will mean disaster.

What would you do to stay calm and relax before a big race?

Ask the Assembly Question

Haider is determined to continue rowing despite not qualifying for the Olympics.

Would you continue with something you were working on after experiencing a disappointment, or would you try something new?

Email your answer to worldclass@bbc.co.uk

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