Raising Hands

Educational materials & sporting history

Each Resource:

  • Is a project in itself, broken down into self-contained parts.

  • Has a teachers’ (school) version, and a home learning version


Teachers’ (school) versions incorporate:

  • Teacher notes about delivery to the class

  • National curriculum references

  • Resource (Information) sheets

  • Activity sheets

  • Answer sheets

  • Class assessment sheet


Home learning versions incorporate

  • Guidance sheet

  • Resources (information sheet)

  • Activity sheets

  • Answer sheets

These learning materials bring to life various important historical and societal developments through the medium of sports history.

We have found that children show a genuine interest in how various sporting figures or establishments have helped push through societal barriers or led the way in fighting prejudices - it's a fantastic way to open their eyes to these important subjects.

We are adding new resources on a daily basis, so be sure to check back for more content as time goes on.

Online Education

School assemblies: bringing sports history to life

Sports Inspire delivers unique assemblies that use powerful stories from sporting history

that engage and educate children in the following themes and issues:

  • Cheating and fair play

  • Remembrance

  • Managing emotions

Inspirational sporting heroes

  • Sir Learie Constantine (immigration to the UK, racism and equal treatment)

  • Douglas Clark (World War I; qualities of courage and heroism)

  • Barbara Buttrick (equal opportunities for women; strength of character)

  • Steve Prescott (coping with terminal cancer; courage; selflessness; charity work)

  • Cec Thompson (overcoming racism; overcoming deprivation)

  • Sir Ludwig Guttmann (founder of the Paralympics; sport and mental health; Nazi persecution of the Jews)


Teamwork and cooperation

Women’s rights and women’s football: parallel histories (equal opportunities for women)

Rugby’s great split of 1895: the birth of rugby league (social class; fairness)

Moral issues (deciding on fair actions and outcomes from in a series of moral issues)

Online Class

Engaging ways to teach children important lessons about race, gender, and general society through sporting history

We provide a way to help UK children get to grips with these deep subjects, by exposing them to inspirational sporting stories that have transcended all manner of prejudices and societal struggles.

Get in touch with us at Sports Inspire Educational Publishing to find out how our educational materials will help you educate your children effectively, in an engaging manner.

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