Barack Obama and Marcus Rashford
President 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.
You can find the clips and teaching resources for the event below.
Age: Key Stages 3 – 5
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).
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?