Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Determination !

The Olympic and Paralympic Games are about much more than
sporting excellence. Underpinning the Games is the
philosophy of Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the
Modern Olympic Movement

He saw in the Games an ideal opportunity to develop a set of
universal principles – or Values – that could be applied to
education and to society as a whole, as well as to sport itself.

Olympic Creed

These Values are:
  • 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.

Apparently according to my son Tom who is 7 and his classmates I showed determination in carrying on running on Sunday when my legs hurt!  

I am now featured on the Westgarth School Olympic Values Noticeboard under "Determination".  He also took my Marathon of the North finishers medal in with him to school for "Show and Tell".   

He also said that Pierre De Coubertin visited the school last week for an assembly....

File:Baron Pierre de Coubertin.jpg  That must have been exciting!

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