What was your biggest achievement when you were 12? How many of you have represented your school or a local club? Have any of you have represented your country?
Khaaliqa is at school in Kenya. She started playing squash with her parents when she was at primary school. By the time she was 12 she represented her country at the Commonwealth Games in India. Khaaliqa was the youngest competitor at the Games and had to beat her own mother to qualify.
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She goes to school in Nairobi. The school supported Khaaliqa's ambitions and the other pupils were proud of her success. She has to balance school work, music practice and time with her friends and family.
In this film Khaaliqa talks about what it takes to compete and her parents discuss the impact sport has had on her.
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 issues are there around Khaaliqa's achievements at such a young age?
Why is it important to balance your hobbies with your school work?
If Khaaliqa is doing too much, what could she miss out on?
What do you think you can learn from competing in sport?
Assembly Question - Khaaliqa also plays guitar. Would you rather be an athlete or a musician? (Posh or Becks!) Email your school's answer to
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