Legacy of a golden summer


This assembly is designed for pupils at Key Stage 2 level

Script to introduce the film

This is a BBC News film about an open-topped bus parade in London, attended by hundreds of thousands of people.

The buses were filled with British athletes, and the crowd were there to celebrate how well the athletes did in both the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Legacy of a golden summer

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

How many of the athletes in the film can you name? (Main athletes featured: Tom Daley, Sarah Storey, Mark Colbourne, Ed McKeever, Jessica Ennis, Chris Hoy, David Weir, Mo Farah)

How many of you went to the London Olympic or Paralympics, or know family who did? If so, what was it like? Did you watch it on TV? Or follow in the news?

Did you watch any of the Paralympic Games? If so, was it the first time you had seen disabled people playing sport? Did you talk about the Paralympic Games with your friends or family?

How many Paralympians can you name? (Hint: Some of the most famous from London 2012 are 'blade runners' Oscar Pistorius and Jonnie Peacock, as well as wheelchair racer David Weir, and swimmer Ellie Simmonds)

Were there any sports that you hadn't seen before that you would want to see again?

How do you think the Paralympic Games might have changed the way people think about disabled people?

Did it change the way you feel?

The Team GB athletes were very successful at the both Games. Do you think it matters or not that they won medals?

Do you think Olympic athletes set a good example or are role models? If so, how do they do this? Is this different from other sports?

Do you think it's important for sportspeople to set a good example to others?

And finally… What was the best bit of the Olympic and Paralympic Games?

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