Finding out about Olympism: Fair play and the Olympic values
Educational kit on fair-play.
The founder of the modern Olympic Games, Pierre de Coubertin (1863-1937), firmly believed that sport could not only help individuals to excel themselves, but that it could also bring them together, allowing them to understand each other better irrespective of their differences. This was why he advocated humanistic values that have become synonymous with Olympism: respect for your opponent, friendship between peoples, and of course fair play – a code of conduct as useful in sport as it is in life.
Athletes who play fair know how to remain polite and respectful towards their opponents. But putting this into practice is not always easy. Fortunately, fair play is something that can be learnt! This kit contains suggested areas of discussion, fun activities and role play ideas to teach pupils all about the topic.
This kit includes:
- Short, dynamic texts aimed at pupils
- Turnkey activities for 6 to 10-year-olds and for 11 to 15-year-olds
- An Olympic heritage object study sheet
- A QR code to access a fair play physical activity programme, developed by mobilesport.ch and Cool & Clean
- A short list of resources
- The answer key for the exercises