Picture News: What does a good role model look like?

Next week's Picture News asks the question, "Who are our role models?"

Children’s TV channel CBeebies has hired George Webster as its first ever presenter with Down's syndrome. The 20-year-old, from Leeds, is an actor, dancer and ambassador for the disability charity, Mencap. In a video posted on social media, he said, “I feel so proud and I’m feeling so excited to start”, adding that he was looking forward to cooking and dancing in his new role.

Things to talk about at home:

  • Who are your role models?
  • What qualities do you think make a good role model?
  • Can you ask someone else who their role models are, are they the same as yours?
  • Do you think you can be too old to have a role model?

Enjoy chatting about this with your children at home. I'm sure it will reveal lots about not only their inspirations but their aspirations too.


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