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The Fastest Man on the Planet - Primary Assembly Resources

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 worldclass@bbc.co.uk

Script to introduce Film - Usain Bolt's favourite teacher

What do you think you would need to do to become the fastest runner in the world?

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Do you think you need all the latest equipment, like expensive new trainers? Do you think you would need to train in a stadium?

Usain Bolt knows what it takes because he's the fastest runner in the world. At the Beijing Olympics in 2008 he ran 100m in 9.69 seconds. That is faster than most cars.

Usain was brought up in Jamaica in the Caribbean. He went to an ordinary day school and trained on the school's dusty playing field. He did not have lots of hi-tech equipment.

As well as running, he loved playing cricket and wanted to be a cricketer when he was very young. It was one of his teachers that spotted his athletics talent and persuaded him to focus on running.

This film visits Usain's school to see how other people, including his PE teacher, helped him become the world's fastest man.

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Find out about the Lightning Bolt's school days. Duration 3,40.

Primary Discussion Prompts

What has Usain achieved?

ASSEMBLY QUESTION
Ms Thorpe says that teaching is her passion. Would you rather be an inspirational teacher or an Olympic athlete? Email your school's answer to worldclass@bbc.co.uk

Which teacher does Usain talk about being inspired by in the video?

What do the pupils she trains say about her?

How does she make a difference to the pupils she trains?

How do your teachers help you do your best?

Primary Assembly questions

Ask the assembly these questions and let us know your school's answer.

Ms Thorpe says that teaching is her passion. Would you rather be an inspirational teacher or an Olympic athlete?



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