Diversity

Script to introduce the film

Susie Rodgers is a Paralympic Swimmer with Team England.

Susie learned to swim in Egypt when she was young but didn't begin competing until she was inspired by the Team GB swimmers at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. She went on to win three Bronze medals at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London.

In the film Susie talks about the advantages and disadvantages of the Para-sport programme at the Commonwealth Games, recognition of Para-athletes around the world and what motivates her.

Susie Rodgers: Para-swimming

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

Why do you think Susie has such a strong drive to prove herself?

How important do you think it is to enjoy the sport that you practice?

The Commonwealth Games include Para-sports, unlike the Olympics which have a separate event called the Paralympics. What do you think the advantages and disadvantages of this are?

Which Para-athletes have inspired you, and why?

How important do you think it is for athletes to have support from their family?

What more could be done to help those with disabilities get into sport?

Are Para-athletes given enough recognition?

What opportunities are there in your area for children with disabilities?

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