Inspirational Jesse Owens

In Year Four we have been looking at the inspirational figure- Jesse Owens who through determination conquered his battles with people discriminating him because of his skin colour. We explored this in Literacy through the use of drama and we were lucky enough to use Magic If where we imagined we were Jesse Owens. Here are some images of us holding positions as if we were Jesse!

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We then remained in character and created Freeze Frames of the key moments in Jesse’s life. Here are some below:

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Jesse using his strength and determination and proving to others that he can thrive to achieve.

We then used these freeze frames to create comic story strips which were fantastic pieces of work. The children worked extremely hard. Their work can be found in our scrapbook on our bookcase.

This was very inspirational and moving for the children and adults in Cedar class. It has shown to us all that despite anyone telling you that you ‘cannot achieve’, you must go and prove them wrong! Always remember that.

Cedar class.. did you enjoy looking at Jesse Owens in class? Can you tell me one thing that happened to Jesse throughout his life?

Miss Baghurst

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