Olympic and Paralympic Values: Inspiration week

Inspired by sport

An assembly focussing on the Olympic Value of inspiration for Key Stage 2 pupils

Script to introduce the film

This is a film about two schools in Somerset, in the south-west of the UK.

These schools have been inspired by the Olympic Torch, which is being carried around the UK before the London 2012 Olympic Games.

They've decided to bring the Torch experience into their own school - and have designed their own torch to help them do this!

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

Pupils in Cheddar, Somerset held their own torch relay in their village.

What did you think of the schools' mini-relay? Would you like to do something similar?

Paralympic Value: Inspiration

"To be motivated by the achievements and actions of others and to be a positive example to others."

This mini-relay was part of the celebrations for World Sport Day - you may have spotted the flags of various countries being waved. Why do you think World Sport Day is important?

HINTS: World Sport Day celebrates the fact that sport is played by people everywhere. Ask pupils: If you're playing sport with someone, does it matter if they don't speak your own language?

Have you ever been inspired to do something you might not otherwise have done?


  • Have you ever done something because a friend did it and you wanted to join in?
  • Maybe someone famous inspires you? Are there any Olympic athletes who make you want to have a go at their sport?
  • Has a teacher inspired you to do something like taking up a new instrument, or acting in a play?

What makes someone inspiring to other people (a role model)?

What inspires you about the Olympic and Paralympic Games?

If you were taking part in the Games, do you think other people would look up to you? Why?

Ask the Assembly Question

Which do you find more inspiring: the Torch Relay or the Olympic Games?

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