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Team GB and ParalympicsGB athletes reveal the impact their teachers had on them and their careers

Have you ever wondered how some of the UK’s best athletes started out? Thanks to Team GB and ParalympicsGB, you can find out!

Get Set’s new films in the My Best Teacher series reveal how they were inspired by their favourite teachers and how their school years helped them to become elite athletes.

The series features athletes David Smith, Hope Gordon, Tiffany Porter and Rebeka Simon.

The videos on offer can help inspire your class to think about the difference their teachers and school can make to their future lives and careers, as well as encouraging them to get more active.

“The videos on offer can help inspire your class to think about the difference their teachers and school can make to their future lives and careers.”

Canoe sprint Olympian Rebeka Simon spoke about the teacher who most inspired her:

“My tutor from years seven to eleven always supported me. I started racing internationally and winning a few medals, and my teachers supported me every single way that they could, whether that be letting me go to training camps or to competitions or cheering me on to the max.

“My tutor broke a school rule and let my mum come into school with my lunch every single day just so I could stick to my dietary requirements. Thank you to all of them!”

To access these films and hear more about how amazing teachers supported and inspired these athletes, register with Get Set – and why not share them with other teachers so their own classes can benefit!

Alongside My Best Teacher, Get Set also have a variety of other resources to inspire your class.

Why not try out the brand new Path to Paris virtual challenge, the official UK youth engagement programme for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games?

The programme is designed to inspire 5–11-year-olds to get active with their schools and families in the lead up to the Games. As well as getting children and their families moving more, there are also amazing prizes to be won, including school visits from real Team GB and ParalympicsGB athletes.

By partnering with the likes of British Gas and Green Cuisine, Get Set also offers an exciting new range of free, cross-curricular resources covering exciting topics like sustainability.


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