CELEBRATING ACHIEVEMENTS AND PEOPLE

In Australia we celebrate special people for their values and for their big achievements with the Australian of the Year Awards.  Read about them on this website. http://www.australianoftheyear.org.au/ 

Sometimes we celebrate things that are not big wins or a huge success.  They are still special because of the WAY those people acted and the special values they lived up to. Watch this video clip of Eric the Eel.  Answer this question: Why did everybody celebrate and cheer this achievement when it was so slow for an Olympic swimming event? What was it about Eric and the way he acted that made people cheer and celebrate?  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zjCc_VyxM4

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