Sport Relief Teaching Materials

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 24 February 2020 > Webpicks

Sport Relief is from 9 to 13 March in the UK. Like its twin, Red Nose Day, it has always had a big educational element. Schools participate massively in fundraising, but the charity also provides lots of teaching materials so classes can learn about the problems Sport Relief funds are helping to tackle.

The schools' song is a really positive pep song about how the school is going to get active to raise money. It is great for working on comparatives and imperatives: "If you can run faster than you’ve run before/If you can jump, turn around and touch the floor..." You can download the lyrics and sheet music. Usable from A2.

There are also materials to discuss the issue of homelessness featuring a British teenager who found himself living in a homeless shelter with his dad. The video is usable from B1 but there is also a teaching poster to download which could be used from A2.

Sports for Girls
Sport Relief works both in the UK and in developing countries. One in ten girls in Malawi, Africa, are married before they are 15.  This video is about a project empowering girls there through playing netball, but also teaching them valuable life skills and helping them stay in school. (Netball is a mainly female sport very popular in anglophone countries. It's similar to basketball but with no back board behind the net.)

The video is subtitled in English as the people interviewed mainly speak their local language. Usable from B1 for the subject matter.


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