Olympic and Paralympic Values

In PSHE we have been looking at the Olympic and Paralympic values. They underpin the philosophy of Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the modern Olympics. In class we watched a short film about the Olympic and Paralympic values and then made our own posters to promote them. The values are as follows:

  • respect – fair play; knowing one’s own limits; and taking care of one’s health and the environment
  • excellence – how to give the best of oneself, on the field of play or in life; taking part; and progressing according to one’s own objectives
  • friendship – how, through sport, to understand each other despite any differences

The Paralympic Values are based on the history of the Paralympic Games and the tradition of fair play and honourable sports competition.

They are:

  • courage
  • determination
  • inspiration
  • equality.

Some of the children’s posters are shown below.


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