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We are your purple star leaders…
These are some people that we admire!
Mo Farah
Mo was born in Somalia, on 23 March 1983.
He spent the early years of his childhood in Djibouti with his twin brother.
He later moved to Britain at the age of 8 years old to join his father,
speaking barely a word of English. His father, Mukhtar Farah, is an IT
consultant and a British citizen, who was born in London, England and grew
up in Hounslow. Mo’s parents met during a holiday.
Mo attended Feltham Community College in London.
His athletic talent was first identified by physical education teacher Alan
Watkinson, who later said: "When I first met Mo, he was struggling
academically and suffering from the language barrier. He needed focus and
I sort of took him under my wing. His passion was football but it was his
turn of speed on the pitch that showed his real talent." His ambition was to
play as a right winger for Arsenal football club, BUT he later joined the
Borough of Hounslow Athletics Club in west London.
Personal life
In April 2010, Farah married his long-time girlfriend Tania Nell in
Richmond, London. Farah has a stepdaughter Rihanna from this
relationship. He and his wife have twin daughters Aisha and Amani born in
August 2012.
Mo devoted his life to becoming a world champion and soon he did. He has
won over 13 gold medals since 2005 including the five medals won in 2012
and 2013. Two of these
medals were at the 2012
Mo’s achievements
(Below there is a video of Mo running)
BBC Sport - Mo Farah wins Olympics 10,000m
gold for Great Britain
2012 World Indoor
3000 m
2012 European
5000 m
Gold medal
2012 Olympic
10,000 m
Gold medal
2012 Olympic
5000 m
Gold medal
2013 World
Championships in
10,000 m
Gold medal
2013 World
Championships in
5000 m
Gold medal
J.K Rowling
and her life
Joanne Rowling was born 31st July 1965, in Yate, Gloucestershire where she
wrote many of her bestselling books. Joanne and her wonderful imagination
wrote a series of fantastic books, which she managed to sell 400 million
copies of. Her books are now the bestselling in history. This was a very big
J.K Rowling is one of the greatest authors we all know and look up to. When
Joanne Rowling wrote her first book in 1997 she changed her name to J.K
Rowling. This was due to the theory that boys would not read her books if
they thought she was a girl. This theory was developed when most people
realised girls were expected to write fairy tale type stories.
“The biggest failure I knew”
Seven years after graduating from university, Rowling saw herself as
"the biggest failure I knew". Her marriage had failed, she was jobless
with a dependent child, but she described her failure as liberating:
“Failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending
to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct
all my energy to finishing the only work that mattered to me. Had I really
succeeded at anything else, I might never have found the determination
to succeed in the one area where I truly belonged. I was set free,
because my greatest fear had been realized, and I was still alive, and I
still had a daughter whom I adored, and I had an old typewriter, and a big
idea. And so rock bottom became a solid foundation on which I rebuilt my
life. “
“I was travelling back to London on my own on a crowded train, and the idea for
Harry Potter simply fell into my head. I had been writing almost continuously since
the age of six but I had never been so excited about an idea before. To my immense
frustration, I didn't have a pen that worked, and I was too shy to ask anybody if I
could borrow one… I did not have a functioning pen with me, but I do think that this
was probably a good thing. I simply sat and thought, for four (delayed train) hours,
while all the details bubbled up in my brain, and this scrawny, black-haired,
bespectacled boy who didn't know he was a wizard became more and more real to
me. Perhaps, if I had slowed down the ideas to capture them on paper, I might have
stifled some of them (although sometimes I do wonder, idly, how much of what I
imagined on that journey I had forgotten by the time I actually got my hands on a
pen). I began to write 'Philosopher's Stone' that very evening, although those first
few pages bear no resemblance to anything in the finished book.”
Books, books, books
Harry Potter book
Year it was published
Philosopher’s stone
Chamber of secrets
Prisoner of Azkaban
Goblet of fire
Order of the phoenix
Half blood prince
Deathly Hallows
Jessica Ennis
Early life and education
Jessica was born in Sheffield on 28 January 1986.
She is one of two daughters of Vinnie Ennis and Alison Powell, and has a younger sister
named Carmel.
Her father, originally from Jamaica, is a self-employed painter and decorator; her mother, a
social worker, was born in Derbyshire.
Neither of her parents were particularly athletic, but her father did some sprinting at
school, whilst her mother favoured the high jump.
They introduced her to athletics by taking her to a ‘start: Track' event at Sheffield's Don
Valley Stadium during the 1996 school summer holidays.
Jessica took part in athletics from a young age. She competed in the high
jump and pentathlon at the English Schools AAA Junior Girls in 1999,then
won the AAA Girls title in the high jump the following year at the age of
fourteen, clearing 1.70 metres.
In 2001 she was runner-up at the high jump and heptathlon events in the
English Schools AAA Intermediate section and won the high jump in 2002
with a jump of 1.80 metres.
Jessica established herself as one of Britain's top junior athletes at the
AAA U20 Championships in 2003 as she took the indoor pentathlon title
and outdoor 100 m hurdles title.
Here is a short clip
The highlight up to now of Jessica’s career was achieving gold for
the heptathlon in the 2012 Olympics in London!
Ellie Simmonds
Here is Ellie Simmonds
Ellie Simmonds is a paralympion swimmer and she proves that even with
a disability you can achieve anything.
The life of Ellie Simonds
Ellie Simmonds was born on 11 November 1994
What is unusual about her, is that although she is 19
years old, she is only 4 feet tall, with a disability known
as dwarfism.
She started swimming at the age of 5 and started
competing against able bodied children at the age
of 8. At 10 years of age Ellie’s talent was
spotted at a disability event and she was entered
onto the British Swimming talent program and
worked her way through to be selected as the
youngest member of a senior British swimming
squad for the 2006 IPC World Championships at
12 years and 3 weeks.
Since bursting onto the scene at the Beijing
Paralympics, Ellie Simmonds has captured both
the hearts and minds of the British public
balancing her stardom with her school work and
Ellie’s reputation as a world class athlete has
been secured with fantastic performances at
London 2012.
She followed up her sensational Paralympics with
an equally fantastic World Championships in
Montreal where she came home with three gold
medals, a bronze and a world record cementing
her status as Britain’s golden girl.
Here is a short video
Now You know some of our Heroes.
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