Olympic and Paralympic Values: Equality week

On June 11, World Class kicked off seven weeks of Olympic-themed content in our build up to the London 2012 Olympic Games.

More from our Values countdown

Here, you can catch up with all the action from week seven, in which we showcased the value of 'Equality'.

You can use the tabs at the head of the page to explore our films, assemblies and live debates around the topic of equality.

If you missed any of our content, it's all here. Equality was the last in our Olympic Values series - all the action from previous weeks is available in the box on the right.

Let's take a look at the week's highlights:

World Class 'equality' highlights:

Interactive discussion on equality
Pupils from Khaitan Public School in India offered their views on equality! Pupils from Khaitan Public School in India offered their views on equality!

After six weeks of fantastic Values debates, we were pleased to sign off with another great session.

Schools from countries including India, Ghana, Nepal, Mexico, and the UK all joined us to discuss 'equality', and generated some really interesting ideas, with gender equality generating some particularly strong opinions.

World Class would like to express our thanks to many of you who took part in more than one debate during the series.

If you enjoyed our Values debates, or missed out the first time, make sure you check out our Olympic Fever live blog which we will be running right the way through the Games - full details at the foot of the page!

New Schools World Service film
Students from a Two Schools Under One Roof institution Students from a Two Schools Under One Roof institution

Our new film travelled to Bosnia-Herzegovina, and took a look at the 'Two Schools Under One Roof' scheme, pioneered after the end of the Bosnian War.

For three years, Bosnians from different religions and backgrounds fought each other. Over 100,000 people died.

After the war ended in 1995, this kind of school was set up as a first step to bring people back together. But after so many years, it's keeping them apart.

Make sure you watch this film and find out more about why this issue is a highly emotive one for Bosnian schoolchildren.

Equality assemblies launched
Pistorius speaks about his career so far Pistorius speaks about his career so far

This week's assemblies focus on Oscar Pistorius, who is set to be the first double amputee runner at the Olympic Games after being picked by South Africa for the 400m at London 2012.

The 25-year-old has also been selected for the 4x400m relay squad.

Our assemblies, for primary and secondary students, feature a BBC News film about Oscar's life and career - including interviews with the man himself.

Next up on World Class - tell us what's giving you 'Olympic Fever'

This was our last week in our Olympic Values series - but if you're keen to keep bringing the Olympics into the classroom, we've got something else lined up!

From 27 July - 12 August, BBC World Class will be running a live blog about all things Olympics. But this will be a blog with a twist - it'll be written by you.

We want to hear what your school is talking about when it comes to the Games. Interested? Find out how you can get involved.

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