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Britain's Black Olympians

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This colourful book celebrates the achievements of Britain’s Black Olympic Heroes. Children from 15 schools in Manchester have written narrative biographies, created beautiful artwork and composed poetry, and fan letters about sportsmen and women from minority groups who have represented Great Britain on the Olympic stage. These include some of the most famous Black British Olympians such as Daley Thompson, young up and coming heroes like Louis Smith, and Paralympians such as Ade Adepitan and Alexandra Rickham. The book shows how Britain’s young people are inspired by our nation’s Black Olympic Heritage. Whilst not strictly speaking a teaching resource, this is a great book to have on the shelves or in the book box for children to read under their own steam, or to use when exploring themes such as 'heroes', 'achievement' or 'who is my inspiration?'.

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Arts, Culture and Religion, Equality

Age Ranges

KS2: ages 7-11, KS3: ages 11-14


Citizenship, PSHE / PSE / PSED

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