Berlin (dpa) – The four-time Paralympics winner in the long jump, Markus Rehm, gave the sixth grade of the Berlin Poelchau School a very special sports lesson before the Christmas holidays. On Tuesday the 33-year-old honored the deaf student Paula Pichier in the Olympic Park for her video, with which the 12-year-old and her classmates had won the “Value Challenge” in the inclusion category.
“It’s nice to see that there is inclusion in schools, especially in sport, because that’s always a huge discussion,” said Rehm, who last set a new world record in the long jump in June at the European Championships with 8.62 meters Had set up disabled sports.
Pichier and her classmates were able to look forward to sports equipment worth 1000 euros. But even before the pre-Christmas gifts were handed over, the student had a lot of fun shooting the video. She is happy “that we as a class have shown that you can handle handicapped children well,” said the student after the sports lesson.
“Don’t let yourself be hindered,” said the Paralympics star also to the students. By this he means less a supposed physical limitation than the fact “that you don’t let your surroundings dictate where your own limits are”.
In the Values Challenge, fair play, sustainability and diversity are the other values that schoolchildren between the ages of twelve and 19 can apply for with their video clips. A new category is played every two months. A class trip to a home game of FC Bayern Munich will also be raffled off among the main winners.
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