Physical Education KS4 / GCSE: Overcoming barriers to participation in sport - Judo

A short case study of Sarah Menezes, a young female from Teresina, Brazil, who must pretend to be out with friends to overcome socio-cultural barriers to her participation in Judo.

Sarah grew up in a country better known for football than Judo.

In 2012, Sarah became the first Brazilian woman to win an Olympic gold medal in judo.

She has chosen to reinvest in the community that eventually supported her to success and has inspired other young females into the sport.

This clip is from the series Curriculum Collections.

Teacher Notes

The case-study could be provided as a stimulus to students to watch and make notes in a lesson on ‘overcoming barriers to participation in sport’ focusing on gender and cultural issues.

The teacher can use the information to promote discussion between pupils about what Sarah Menezes’ experiences would have been like growing up in Brazil, a fanatical football country.

Curriculum Notes

This clip is suitable for teaching Physical Education at KS4 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and National 4 and 5 in Scotland.