Monday, March 19, 2012

Chariots of Fire

The opening of the movie has a group of British athletes on a training run along the coast. The theme song, written by Vangelis, draws from the runners the very emotion and passion of what lies ahead. The lives of Eric Liddell and Harold Abrahams are highlighted in the movie as they journey to glory in the 1924 Olympics. It is their passion, though, for a complete life which makes this movie relevant. Listen if you dare to be inspired...Chariots of Fire.

What "music" or "stories" from your classroom will inspire learners to glory?

1 comment:

  1. Alan,
    The beliefs that were Eric Liddell's passion live on. When I was in Edinburgh I saw an Eric Liddell center which serves the needy (in whatever form that need surfaces) of the area. The last lines of the blog about that visit was, "In an August 8, 2008 poll in The Scotsman newspaper Eric Liddell was voted as the most popular athlete Scotland has ever produced. Sometimes good guys finish first."

    It also had a little math in it...

    Keep up the nice posts...