Recommended age group: 5-11
Time required: approx. 45 mins
Equipment: Paris Power Ups worksheets


In this lesson, pupils will meet some diverse Team GB and ParalympicsGB role models, reflecting on why representation matters while considering how they see themselves represented in sport.

Pupils will analyse the difference between diverse and non-diverse representation in sport before learning about some key moments in Olympic and Paralympic history.

The accompanying worksheets will get pupils active, learning about traditional games from around the world. Get jumping in Jamaica and physical in the Philippines with six games to try out in the classroom.

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Teacher notes

Before delivering the PowerPoint lesson, you could task pupils with thinking about their favourite Olympic or Paralympic role model.

  • Were there any patterns in the athletes chosen e.g. were the majority a specific gender or race?
  • Were there any sports that stood out as obvious favourites?

Before introducing the key terms in the lesson, you could ask pupils to define 'race', 'ethnicity' and 'diversity'. At the end of the lesson, you can ask pupils to tweak their definitions to reflect what they've learnt.

Additional resources

Watch our Diverse Voices films and hear from inspirational Olympic and Paralympic athletes Kadeena Cox and Kye Whyte to learn more about their journey to the games and why representation is so important to them.