To develop pupils’ moral understanding of the values of perseverance and supporting others and their interest and empathy for others, using the story of Derek Redmond’s perseverance in injury and disappointment to explore the topics: How can we keep going when things go wrong? How can we help others?
Play the video of athlete Derek Redmond running for gold at the 1992 Olympics. It shows the race, the painful moment when he injured his hamstring, his determination to continue to the finish and his father’s support for him to the finish. The video can be found in the free resources section on www.smsc.org.uk entitled ‘Don’t give up, don’t give in’.
A recent news interview with Derek can be found on http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/athletics/15751770
‘Lean on me’ – available on www.youtube.com
“Lean on me, when you’re not strong,
I’ll be your friend, I’ll help you carry on.
For, it won’t be long, till I’m gonna need somebody to lean on.”
‘OK’ – available on www.singup.org