Torch visit ignites Olympic spirit

An assembly focussing on the Olympic Value of excellence for Key Stage 3 and GCSE students.

Olympic torch visits Highfields School in Matlock, Derbyshire, on 29 June

Script to introduce the film

On Friday 29 June Highfields School pupils welcomed the Olympic torch to their school in Matlock, Derbyshire in the UK.

Team GB women's footballer Casey Stoney also visited. Casey will compete at London 2012.

Excellence is an Olympic value because of the hard work and effort that athletes like Casey and her team mates put in in order to achieve gold.

During the day, pupils at the school took part in sport, danced and sung in what proved to be a special day revelling in the beauty of the Olympic flame.

Show film and use the discussion prompts afterwards. Email if you would like to download a copy of this film.

Do you think excellence is an important Olympic value?

In the video, who was carrying the Olympic torch?

Casey Stoney said she was excited that the Olympic Torch was coming to Highfields School.

What gets you excited?

Olympic Values: Excellence

"How to give the best of oneself, on the field of play or in life; taking part; and progressing according to one's own objectives."

The torched is passed on from one person to another. Have you ever passed anything on to friends or family to look after? What was it ? Why did you pass it on?

Give an example of when you have strived for excellence?

Give an example of when you have achieved excellence?

The reporter mentions that the sack race isn't an Olympic Sport.

What event would you make an Olympic Sport and why?

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Would you like the sack race to be an Olympic Sport?

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