(25 May 2011) SHOTLIST
1. Mid shot US First Lady taking questions from students from Elizabeth Garrett Anderson secondary school at Christ Church College, Oxford University
2. Cutaway of student asking question
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Michelle Obama, US First Lady:
"If you are going to be a hard worker, hard work doesn't just appear, you have to practice hard work, you have to practice effort and I also encourage them and try to help them understand that good things don't come easy, with that effort, that's where you grow. Some of the best times of my life is when I have done something hard, when I have overcome a fear. You don't realise that when you are doing it but when you come out on the other side, you realise wow, I have really stepped up so I push my girls."
4. Wide of Michelle Obama talking
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Michelle Obama, US First Lady
"That has been some of what has helped me be first lady, first of all, knowing who you are and being confident in yourself because there will be, Clarissa (addressing girl who asked a question) what did you say...pushing beyond other people's labels of you? That's a big part...that's what we do to each other all the time. We don't even know each other and we already determine from one glance, meeting, one line, one word, one phrase - 'this is who you are'. So you have to know who you are before that."
6. Close up Michelle Obama talking
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Michelle Obama, US First Lady
"I knew he was a special person, and it had nothing to do with his education, it has nothing to do with his potential. I say this to young women, don't check off - there are a lot of women who check off the boxes. Did he go to the right school, what is his income, you know. It was none of that. It was how he felt about his mother, the love that he felt to his mother, his relationship to women, his work ethic. We worked together in a firm. He did his work, he was good and he was smart and I liked that. He was low key and wasn't impressed with himself and he was funny and we joked a lot and he loved his little sister...those were the things. And he was a community organiser. I really respected that. Here we are in a big law firm, right, and everybody was pushing to make money, he was one of the smartest students at Harvard Law School, one of the smartest associates in our firm. He had the chance to clerk for the Supreme Court and I thought well, you are definitely going to do that, right? Only a few people have the chance to do that and he was like, 'not really, I think I can do more work working with folks in churches.' And I was like, woa, that's different, it wasn't a line, he wasn't trying to impress me."
8. Wide shot Michelle Obama talking
US First Lady Michelle Obama used her own life as an example of how hard work and perseverance can prevail on Wednesday as she spoke with students from a multiethnic school in an economically deprived area.
The message to the 35 students touring the University of Oxford for the day was that even elite universities like Oxford are within their grasp.
The first lady made a brief statement at the start of the meeting before taking questions from the students.
When asked about her daughters' upbringing at the White House, she emphasised the importance of hard work.
"Hard work doesn't just appear, you have to practice hard work, you have to practice effort and I also encourage them and try to help them understand that good things don't come easy, with that effort, that's where you grow, " she said.
She said attitude towards hard work had helped her in her role as first lady, and stressed the importance of "pushing beyond" other people's preconceived ideas of who you are.
the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson school in London.
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