PSHE KS2 / KS3: Ade Adepitan - Paralympic champion

Paralympic champion Ade Adepitan explains that he lost the use of his legs as a result of childhood polio, but decided to become an athlete after becoming obsessed with the Olympic Games as a boy.

Ade trained six hours a day, six days a week, until he became so accomplished in wheelchair basketball he was selected for the Paralympic team.

Ade tells us that being different does not have to stand in your way, "It doesn’t matter what you look like or if you have a disability. If you believe in yourself, anything is possible”.

Teacher Notes

Hold a class discussion on goal setting.

Students should consider long-term and short-term goals.

Introduce or re-cap the idea of goals being SMART, specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and time-specific.

Do their goals fit these criteria? If not, can they be adapted to fit?

Consider the idea of role models and have students research a role model (sporting or otherwise) to find out how they have achieved a particular success.

They should then consider aspects of this individual which they can apply to themselves and their sporting or physical activities.

Curriculum Notes

This clip will be relevant for teaching KS2/KS3 PSHE and Citizenship in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

It is also relevant for 2nd level Health and wellbeing, and 3rd/4th level and National 4 and 5 Physical Education in Scotland.