Olympic medallist Deas gives Values of Sport lesson for primary school pupils during lockdown

Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Bronze medallist Laura Deas delivers fun 7-minute video lesson for primary school children

‘Inspired by… Laura Deas’ showcases the Get Set curriculum to support teachers and parents during lockdown

UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) has today launched a new classroom video lesson to support teachers in delivering the positive messages of fair play and respect to primary school children, featuring Olympic Skeleton star Laura Deas.

The free teaching resource, ‘Inspired by… Laura Deas’, is available on the UKAD website and features the Olympic Bronze medallist. Deas shares her medal-winning sporting experience and discusses how two of the Olympic and Paralympic Values of Respect and Determination can play a part in everyone's lives, especially during lockdown. 

For millions of young people around the country, the classroom has taken a different form over the past few months. It is at times like these that we all come together and rely on the values embedded within us to support us through the changes and challenges.

As part of UKAD’s Clean Sport Week 2020, ‘Clean in Quarantine’ celebrates the importance of values on and off the field of play. With sport stars like Laura Deas, the ‘Inspired by…’ video looks to inspire and educate young people on how the Olympic and Paralympic Values can play a big part in both sporting journeys and day to day lockdown life.

‘Inspired by…. Laura Deas’ showcases to young people what we mean by determination and respect and how they too can develop these values and encourage them in others. Within the video, Laura will also provide a short physical challenge for young people to try at home or in the classroom.

The video also promotes the extensive Get Set resources which are available free to teachers and for home schooling. Get Set is a programme designed by Team GB and Paralympics GB, with UKAD and is a significant legacy of the London 2012 games. Get Set is a flexible, cross-curricular programme, which uses the values of sport to help young people fulfil their potential in all walks of life.