Barack Obama and Marcus Rashford on their Love of Reading and Realising Your Full Potential

In May 2021, former President and author of A Promised Land, Barack Obama, and football icon Marcus Rashford sat down with June Sarpong to discuss how young people can realise their full potential, including how to have a positive impact and make a change in the world. They also discussed books and their shared love of reading.

 

Resources

Age: Key Stages 3 – 5

Subject: PSHE

Topic: Reaching your full potential

The activities give KS3-5 students the opportunity to identify and discuss the importance of reading, as well as how they can have a positive impact and create change in their lives. The following can be used as standalone activities, or used together with the starter and plenary to form a complete lesson (approx. 1 hour 30 mins in total).


Learning Objectives:

  1. How does reading help us realise our full potential?
  2. How can we have a positive impact on the world?
  3. How can we create change?

 

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Activity one

Barack Obama and Marcus Rashford discuss books and their love of reading.

 

Activity two

Barack Obama and Marcus Rashford discuss finding your passion and having a positive impact on the world.

 

Activity three

Barack Obama and Marcus Rashford discuss how young people can create change.