Winning, Losing or Taking Part? Mr R Walden Assistant Headteacher Director of Learning (PE and Sports College)
“To contribute to building apeaceful and better worldby educating youth throughsport practisedwithout discrimination of any kindand n the Olympic spirit, whichrequiresmutual understandingwith a spiritoffriendship, solidarityandfair play” The Goal Olympic movement
How many times have you taken part in an activity or competition in your life? As a result of taking part, how many times have you won? Do you think that the times that you didn’t win did you harm or were less influential in your personal, social or emotional development? Is competition the only route to being a winner?
TAKING PART or WINNING? Insert video: top level peformers just “playing and having fun” Which is more importanto you?
You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call "failure" is not the falling down, but the staying down. Getting up is called winning. Mary Pickford(Movie Star)
Barcelona, 1992Derek Redmond felt his hamstring tear in his right leg. His father, stunned by what had happened, found himself supporting his son to the finish line. As he crossed the line, the crowd roared out in 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 the Olympics to start the race. They sent me to finish."
Competition is the spice of sports; but if you make spice the whole meal you'll be sick!
Change peoples lives…… Including your own! 17,000 people applied to be volunteers at the Manchester Games……… approximately 10,000 of these were successful
Role Models? Here’s one…… Kirsty Howard Music playing in the background to automated slide sequence
Kirsty was born with her heart back to front, so all other organs are misplaced Kirsty with Jonah Lomu(All blacks Rugby) Her day to day living is severely restricted
Kirsty's courage inspired the England team, as their mascot she walked hand in hand with David Beckham onto the pitch with her 45lb Oxygen tank trailing behind her
www.kirstysappeal.co.uk England Team Mascott (On the far right)
“I Can think of no other little girl that has achieved so much in such a fragile little lifetime” With David Beckham
www.kirstysappeal.co.uk With Peter SchmeichelEx - Manchester utd
www.kirstysappeal.co.uk Kirsty has already raised over £2.5 million for the Rainbow Family Trust Kirsty's Appeal for £5 million will help many other very poorly children in the future, and be an everlasting Legacy to her bravery
www.kirstysappeal.co.uk Volunteer staff work around the clock to ensure these youngsters cram as much into their short years as possible whilst helping their parents come to terms with the inevitable
www.kirstysappeal.co.uk Kirsty is one in 60 million and was given six weeks to live (Feb 1999)
On July 25th Kirsty was chosen to hand the final baton to Her Majesty the Queen, this was to celebrate the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games She received the biggest cheer of the Games
Insert video: Kirsty Howard receiving Commonwealth Baton It is all about WINNING!
Thanks for taking part in this assembly “despite being terminally ill she battles on and her inspirational bravery motivates us all” Is Kirsty a Winner?