How many of you dream of playing sport for your country? How old do you think you would have to be to do that?
When she was 12, Khaaliqa represented her country, Kenya, at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in India. Khaaliqa was the youngest competitor and played against people more than twice her age. The other pupils at her school followed her progress at the competition and were inspired by her achievements.
Khaaliqa also plays the guitar. Would you rather be a musician or an athlete? (Posh or Becks!) Email your school's answer to
Khaaliqa had to work hard and got lots of support from her parents and her school. She has to find time to practice, to do her school work, music practice and spend time with her friends.
Let's watch this film to discover how Khaaliqa manages to balance squash with other activities.
Khaaliqa looks back on representing her country. Duration 2,19
Who did Khaaliqa beat to qualify for the Commonwealth Games?
How old was she when she played squash for her country?
What makes Khaaliqa's family, her friends and her school proud of her?
What musical instrument does she play?
What would you like to achieve by the age of 12?
Why is it important to balance your hobbies with your school work?
What is the risk of not getting the balance right?
If Khaaliqa is doing too much, what could she miss out on?
Assembly Question - Khaaliqa also plays the guitar. Would you rather be a musician or an athlete? (Posh or Becks!) Email your school's answer to
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