Physical Education GCSE: What are the key skills a competitive scooter rider needs?

We join Jacques Honour at home and on a visit to an indoor ramp park, where he is developing his signature trick – a flare to whip.

Jacques outlines his mental preparation and outlook in trying to achieve difficult and new tricks.

Both Jack and his mother, Melissa Honour, talk about the challenges facing the sport in terms of funding and recognition.

They also discuss how Scoot GB, a charity that Melissa is the director of, is working towards building participation and recognition in the sport.

This short film is from the BBC series, Play By Play.

Teacher Notes

This short film could be used to start a discussion on the role of national governing bodies in sport, as well as funding, charity and sponsorship.

You could also use it as an introduction to the use of heart rate to monitor performance, including training zones.

This could be a way of introducing aerobic activities and non-traditional sports that could be adopted in school.

Curriculum Notes

This short film is relevant for teaching PE at GCSE/KS4 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and National 4/5 or Higher in Scotland.

The topics discussed will support OCR, Edexcel, AQA, WJEC GCSE in England and Wales, CCEA GCSE in Northern Ireland and SQA National 4/5 and Higher in Scotland.

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Why is plyometric training important to snowboarders?
How important is endurance in climbing?
What does it take to be a pro BMX racer?
Why is core stability important in surfing?
Why is creativity key in skateboarding?