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Dame Kelly Holmes: Olympic Champion

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By Compiled by Helen Watts — Editor, Literacy Time PLUS; biography by Kate Element

This multimedia resource features an audio interview with Olympic gold medallist Dame Kelly Holmes, in which the questions are asked by children together with an accompanying biography. There is also a link to a video of Dame Kelly winning her two gold medals in Athens in 2004.

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Before using the resource

  • Introduce the Olympic Games by making a display of events and competitors, past and present, including Dame Kelly Holmes. Explain that the Games are held every four years in different countries.
  • Visit the website for the 2012 Olympic Games for information about the London Olympic Games.
  • Provide non-fiction books about the Olympic Games and athletics.

    Speaking and listening

Before listening to the interview

  • Talk about the sports children have watched on television or in real life. Share children’s likes and dislikes.
  • Discuss whether they have heard sports reports or commentary on the radio. Compare listening to this information to watching it.
  • Watch the film clip of Dame Kelly Holmes racing, then discuss what the children would like to find out about her. Make a list of their ideas.
  • Discuss appropriate questions related to her achievements and those which would not be appropriate.
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Reviews

  1. Paige
    on 8 October 2017

    Kelly Holmes

    I want to learn more about Kelly Holmes

  2. nathan
    on 1 July 2012

    Dame Kelly Holmes

    She has won an a gold medal in numerous events such as the 1500 Metre sprint and the 600 Metre sprint she has also set records that haven’t been broken in British history since . She is also is one of the fastest Olympic (lady) athletes in Britain.

  3. keeley marie price
    on 26 April 2012

    kelly holmes

    very good runner