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1 The Olympics and Physical Education Glenn Swindlehurst Teacher Adviser PE

2 Outline of workshop Using the ideals of the Olympics and Paralympics. An Olympic event format Practical ideas! Cross curricular Ideas

3 Olympic Message The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well.

4 Assembly Ideas Could you use any of these Olympic ideas in Assemblies or PSHE / Citizenship ?

5 Fair Play & Role Models Berlin 1936 Innsbruk 1964 Barcelona 1992 Jesse Owens John Stephen Akhwari Steve Redrave

6 Jesse Owens Long Jump Role Models – Jesse Owens

7 In 1936, he made the US Olympic Team for the Games in Berlin. Adolf Hitler and the Nazis were in power and wanted to use the Games to show the supremacy of the so-called Aryan Master Race but Jesse won four gold medals: in the 100 metres, 200 metres, 4 x 100 metres relay and the long jump. In the long jump he was competing against the German, Luz Long, but, instead of hating him, Luz befriended Jesse and actually gave him advice on his long jump technique when he was in danger of not qualifying for the final. The two became firm friends and many members of the German public treated Jesse as a hero, despite Hitlers racist propaganda.

8 John Stephen Akhwari the greatest last place finish ever


10 Mexico, 1968 Out of the cold darkness he came. John Stephen Akhwari of Tanzania entered at the far end of the stadium, pain hobbling his every step, his leg bloody and bandaged. The winner of the marathon had been declared over an hour earlier. Only a few spectators remained. But the lone runner pressed on. As he crossed the finish line, the small crowd roared out its appreciation. Afterward, a reporter asked the runner why he had not retired from the race, since he had no chance of winning. He seemed confused by the question. Finally, he answered: "My country did not send me to Mexico City to start the race. They sent me to finish."

11 What does this have to do with Sportsmanship ?

12 An Olympic story that teaches us the value of sportsmanship and hardware The rarest medal in the Olympics wasn't created from gold, but a bolt. The story begins on a cold, winter afternoon in Innsbruck at the 1964 Olympic two- man bobsled competition. A British team driven by Tony Nash had just completed its first run, which had put them in second place. Then they made a most disheartening discovery. They had broken a bolt on the rear axle of their sled, which would put them out of the competition. At the bottom of the hill, the great Italian bobsled driver Eugenio Monti, who was in first place, heard of their plight. Without hesitation, Monti removed the bolt from the rear axle of his own sled and sent it to the top of the hill. The British team affixed it to their sled and then completed their run and won the gold medal. Monti's Italian team took the bronze. When asked about his act of sportsmanship, Eugenio Monti deflected any praise, saying, "Tony Nash did not win because I gave him a bolt. Tony Nash won because he was the best driver." The story of Monti's selfless act spread. And because of it he was given the first De Coubertin Medal for sportsmanship. The award, named after the founder of the modern Olympics, is one of the noblest honours that can be bestowed upon an Olympic athlete. In other words, the most precious hardware any Olympian can own.

13 Derek Redmond

14 The EEL

15 Glorious failure puts swimmer in the fast lane THE swimmer who evoked the true spirit of the Olympics with glorious failure in his 100m freestyle heat awoke yesterday to find himself an instant sporting hero.glorious failure in his 100m freestyle heat Five days ago Eric Moussambani, from Equatorial Guinea, arrived in Sydney wearing his only pair of trainers and with £150 spending money to share with his three teammates. But by yesterday Moussambani, nicknamed "Eric the Eel", was receiving the kind of treatment usually reserved for the millionaire stars of track and field. Television, radio and newspaper reporters lodged more than 100 requests for interviews, forcing Olympic officials to provide Moussambani with a full-time translator and escort.As he walked around the athletes' village passers-by broke out in spontaneous applause. He was presented with at least three consolatory "gold medals" by various newspapers and was photographed against the backdrop of Sydney Harbour with a surfboard and later on the deck of a luxury yacht. Moussambani, whose spluttering performance in the pool rekindled memories of Britain's Eddie the Eagle and his attempts at ski jumping in the 1988 Winter Olympics, has a degree in science.advertisement He said: "When the other two swimmers were disqualified I had to stand on the blocks on my own for about 30 seconds. They were the longest 30 seconds of my life. I knew the whole world was watching and I didn't want to give up. By the end of the swim I was very tired and all my muscles were hurting. I never thought it would be so hard but I have never swum that distance before. I'm enjoying all this attention because it is good for me and good for my country

16 Remember…

17 Be the Best YOU can be Motto Fun first, winning second

18 Why hold an Olympics day? To focus attention on the attainment of personal excellence for all students. To provide a culminating opportunity for cross-curricular activities. To form a school-wide event, based on an Olympic theme, emphasising co-operation, participation and fair play. Should there be individual competitions?

19 Olympic Day Aims To focus attention on the ideal of personal best for all. To develop an understanding of the Olympic ideals through a school wide event which has a cross curricular aspect.

20 N.U Shine Awards

21 How can an Olympic Day benefit your school? Develop understanding of Olympic ideals which reflect worthwhile social and school values. Raise the school profile in the local community. Free publicity - ensure that the local paper carries a report.

22 Early Planning Considerations Date & time (Olympic day is on 23 June) Need a coordinator and planning committee Appoint each member of committee with an area of responsibility.

23 Boccia Boccia is unique to the Paralympic Games and was refined from an ancient Greek ball tossing game by the Italians in the 16th century. Men and women compete together in team, pairs and individual events. It is a game of precision with leather balls thrown as close as possible to a white target ball (the jack) on a long, narrow field of play. Boccia became a Paralympic Games sport in Barcelona, 1992.

24 Rules of Boccia A game of precision, the objective is to throw leather balls (6 per competitor) as close as possible to a white target ball (called the "jack") on a long, narrow field of play. At the end of the game the player closest to the jack receives 1 point for each ball closer to the jack then their opponent's. Boccia is played on an indoor court with several games in progress at one time. Men and women compete together in individual, pairs and team competition:

25 Practical - Boccia

26 Suggestions for the day Fun run in morning (fund raiser) Formal opening ceremony Activities which fit with school facilities and usual sports day events or use Ancient Olympic events. In all activities the children compete against their own personal best scores. Also reward sportsmanship and team spirit. Formally close with a ceremony

27 Ancient Olympic Events Discus Javelin Running Long Jump Wrestling

28 Carousel of events Distance Zone Endurance Zone Height Zone Problem Solving Zone Skills Zone Speed Zone Target Zone Recovery Zone Optional competitive race at end

29 Your carousel can be any format using any number of events.

30 Ideas for other areas of the Curriculum Art Literacy Numeracy Geography History Music PSHE PE

31 I hope you enjoyed the workshop and can use some of the ideas with your children. Contact Details Glenn Swindlehurst 01257 516100

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