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BBC World Class - Twin for 2012



Staying Focused - Secondary 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 - Trinidad's new hero

Jehue Gordon is a track athlete from Trinidad and Tobago and well known in his home country. When he was at school he worked hard in class and on the sports field.

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He burst onto the international stage in 2009 when he was just 16 years old and ran the 400m hurdles in 48.26 seconds.

While Jehue excelled at school and on the track, some of the people he grew up with have taken a different path.

Map of Trinidad and Tobago

Some of his school friends are teenage parents, while violent crime has left others in jail, or even dead as a result of gun crime.

Jehue remains focused on achieving his goal of winning a gold medal at London 2012.

He believes sport and his strong faith have helped him to avoid getting in to crime.

In this film, Jehue talks about how he hopes to inspire others.

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Trinidad's new Olympic hero. Duration 2,29.

Secondary Discussion Prompts

Who is Jehue Gordon and what is his goal?

ASSEMBLY QUESTION
Jehue says you don't have to limit yourself because of where you are from. Who stops you from achieving your goals, yourself or other people? Email your school's answer to worldclass@bbc.co.uk

What has happened to some of the people Jehue grew up with?

How has he avoided becoming involved in crime and gang culture?

What is your goal? What obstacles and distractions might you encounter? How can you overcome them?

Jehue says he doesn't just want to compete at London 2012, he wants to win a gold medal. Do you think it is more important to win or to take part?

Secondary Assembly questions

Ask the assembly this question and let us know your school's answer.

Jehue says you don't have to limit yourself because of where you are from. Who stops you from achieving your goals, yourself or other people?



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