1ºIB Olympics speech

08/05/2024 · [Non classifié(e)]

Sports Advocacy

In their first year of the IB course in English, students question the nature of the self. Their initial chapters take them on a journey of self-discovery while exploring the rich themes of ‘Identities’ and ‘Experiences,’ where they closely examine the stories, events, or experiences that shape them.

In this last unit 1ºIB students explore the world of sports and investigate how sports contribute to shaping identity, why people take unnecessary risks in extreme sports. They also delve into why people take unnecessary risks in extreme sports and explore the world’s most dangerous sports. Additionally, they analyse the reasons behind the popularity of these sports. Through this exploration students gain a better understanding of the risks and benefits associated with extreme sports while advocating on their behalf.

Students inquire about various sports, including heli-skiing, big wave surfing, kitesurfing, freestyle motocross, MMA, freeskiing and cliff diving. 

Should these sports be part of the Olympic Games?

The final task involved writing and delivering a speech addressed to the International Olympic Committee in which they had to recommend that a particular extreme sport became an official Olympic sport. 

Here are samples of their fantastic work!