Activity 1: Some Olympic athletes become famous not because they win but because they have an amazing attitude and great determination. They are sometimes called ‘underdogs.’ One of the most famous ‘underdogs’ in Olympic history was a man named Michael Edwards. He was a ski jumper from England who competed in the 1988 Olympic Games in Calgary, Canada. Although he came last in the event, he never gave up. Recently, a movie has been made about his life. It is called “Eddie the Eagle.” For this activity, watch the trailer for Eddie the Eagle and then post a summary of the movie on your blog. What is the movie about?
This movie is about a boy named Eddie. All he ever wanted to do was become an Athlete and go to the Olympics. But it seemed like every single person in his life had no faith in him and always told him that he was never going to make it. But after meeting an ex-athlete that can help him, he starts to get better and become more confident in himself.