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Inspire pupils to train like a Lioness and develop a positive mindset


  • KS1
  • KS2


  • PE
  • PSHE

What's this for?

This lesson starter inspires pupils to warm up with a 1-minute video clip featuring the England Lionesses and performers from the hit West End musical The Lion King, and to reflect on what it means to try their best.

It can be used to encourage a positive mindset at the start of any lesson, as a PE warm-up or to help establish high expectations with a new class.

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Supports the PSHE and PE curricula for key stage 1 and key stage 2.


  • children develop resilience (including self-motivation, perseverance and adaptability)

Core theme 2: relationships

Pupils should have the opportunity to learn:

  • to work collaboratively towards shared goals



Pupils should have the opportunity to learn:

  • to use simple movement patterns
  • to compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best