Olympic Values: 'Respect' week assembly

This is a key stage 2 assembly, it focuses on Team Trinidad & Tobago's 400m hurdler Jehue Gordon and the respect he has for his country, his coach and his family.

Jehue Gordon remembers who has helped him become a success

Teacher script to introduce the film

Ask the assembly what people in your life do you respect?

This could be your parents, an older brother or sister, a teacher or a friend.

Jehue Gordon is a successful 400m hurdler who has qualified for the Olympics this summer.

But Jehue has always remembered where he has come from.

As you will see he respects the people who have helped him become a very good hurdler.

Show film and use discussion prompts afterwards.

Jehue uses his talent to show that his country, Trinidad and Tobago has other good sportsmen. Why is this good for his country?

What does the word respect mean?

Jehue Gordon thinks that in life, we should all look after each other. What do you think and why?

Jehue says we have all been supported by someone in some way. Who has supported you in your life? How have these people helped you?

Because of his coach, his club and his family, Jehue has a goal in life. Is it important to have targets?

Jehue's success means he is in a position to help his family live a better life. Can you think of a time when you have been in a position to help another person? What did you do for them?

Primary Assembly Question

Can your respect someone you have never met?

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