We were joined by Britain's most successful Olympian, Sir Chris Hoy, and bestselling author Joanna Nadin. Tune in to hear Chris and Joanna speak about how they came up with the ideas for the series Flying Fergus and hear them discuss the importance of teamwork in their writing.
If you only do one thing
We know time is tight, so here is just one activity you could do before or after watching the broadcast.
Invent a new sport LIT 2-28a, HWB 2-25a, HWB 2-26a
Quidditch is the most famous example of a writer inventing an entirely new sport. Why not get your pupils to make up their own? This presents great opportunities for literacy - pupils could write sets of instructions and rules, make a presentation about their sport, write a match report or write persuasive pieces to get people to start playing their sport.
Ask the pupils to think about the following questions when they are making up their sport:
- Will it be a team sport, or played individually?
- Is it an athletics-based sport, or a game?
- What will the scoring system be?
- Will it be a timed game? Or is the winner the first to reach a certain number of points?
- What do players have to wear? What kit will they need?
- What are the rules?
You could go even further by playing some of the pupils’ new sports in PE!