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Journeys to School - Primary Assembly Kit

Videos, scripts and discussion prompts to deliver the assembly. Choose which materials suit your school or use a suggested format. If you would like us to email a copy of the videos, contact

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Script to introduce Film 1

Ask the assembly for a show of hands about how they get to school - do they walk, take the bus, cycle, arrive by car or perhaps run?

Brother and sister Linet and Moses Masai are Kenyan long distance runners. Moses was born in 1986 and is three years older than Linet. They have a younger brother, Dennis who is also a runner. Moses and Linet both specialise in 10,000m (6.2 miles). Relate this to distance in school, eg, number of times round the playing field.

A Kenyan journey to school. Duration 2,24

They went to school together in a hilly area of Kenya a long way from big towns or cities. Running is a big deal in Kenya and Moses' passion for running started when he was at school. Lots of children have long journeys to school and often run to school and back home.

When they were at school, Moses and Linet often used to get up at 4.30 in the morning and run for an hour and a half to get to school.

In this video Linet and Moses return to their school and tell us about their school run.

Discussion prompts

Would you rather run or drive to school? Email your school's answer to

- How does their journey to school compare to yours?

- Would you like to walk or run to school every day?

- Would you be prepared to get up very early in the morning to run to school?

- What do you think their long journeys to school say about the importance of school in Kenya?

- In what ways is their school similar to yours? In what ways is it different?

Assembly Question - Would you rather run or drive to school? Email your school's answer to

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see also
Journeys to School - Secondary Assembly Kit
04 Mar 11 |  World Olympic Dreams
Country profile: Kenya
07 May 11 |  Country profiles

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