Resources and Teaching Materials for
Unstoppable is fast becoming a story which teachers, coaches and parents are using as a platform to facilitate key conversations with young people.
Resources to develop students’ critical essay writing skills
Using Unstoppable as a tool to develop students’ critical essay writing skills, understanding the central concerns of a novel, interpretation skills and empathy. These terrific resources have been created Claire McVittie, Teacher of English at St Kentigern’s Academy in West Lothian, Scotland.
(Microsoft PowerPoint File)
Parental Pressure in Sport
This is one of the key themes explored in Unstoppable and might make for some very interesting classroom discussions. Jo De Guia of Forest School has put together these fantastic resources which provide a great platform to discuss this subject with your students. Feel free to use and develop as best fits your school and students.
With thanks to Jo for this very thoughtful collection of articles, extracts, songs and ideas.
(Link to Wakelet website)
The Blackpool Football Club Community Trust have created an outstanding programme for Year 6 pupils that uses Unstoppable to tackle sensitive, relevant issues faced by adolescents. The programme has been delivered to several primary schools for 1 hour a week over a 6-week period. The children read the book to a certain point in order to access the lessons.
Here is an article from Teach Primary on the incredible impact the project is having, helping pupils understand themselves better, leading to enhanced behavior.