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Personal Best - Special Olympics - 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 - Special Olympics through the eyes of the athletes and coaches

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What sort of goals do you think athletes have? Some want to win, others want to do a Personal Best where as for other athletes, the most important thing is not winning but just taking part.

Every four years the Special Olympics World Games take place. They are like the Olympics for people with learning disabilities.

For the 7,000 athletes from around the world who take part, it is an opportunity to achieve their goals, make new friends and increase their confidence.

It is also similar to the Olympics because the athletes have different levels of ability - just like when you play sport with your friends or family.

Every athlete has their own target for the Special Olympics.

Here is the story of the 2011 event through the eyes of the athletes and coaches.

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Special Olympics World Games through the eyes of the athletes and coaches. Duration 3,34.

Secondary Discussion Prompts

What are the Special Olympics?

ASSEMBLY QUESTION
Australia is surrounded by the sea but also has some great swimming pools. Would you rather swim in the sea or the pool? Email your school's answer to worldclass@bbc.co.uk

Where do the athletes come from to compete in the Special Olympics?

There is a big focus on team spirit. What do you like about playing sport in a team?

Why do athletes enjoy taking part in the Special Olympics?

How do you think your goals are similar/different to the athletes that take part in the Special Olympics?

Secondary Assembly question

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

Australia is surrounded by the sea but also has some great swimming pools. Would you rather swim in the sea or the pool?



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