Olympic and Paralympic Values: Determination week

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

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We kicked off the series with 'determination', but don't worry if you missed any of our content; it's all here!

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

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

New films

Children have a school swimming lesson Cooling off in Ghana

The week began with two new Schools World Service films, featuring Multikids Academy in Ghana.

Multikids is the only inclusive school in Ghana and we looked at the stories of Kofi and Sean who both suffer with cerebral palsy.

We spend a day with each pupil and look at what they get up to in and out of school.


We published not one, but two new assemblies around the theme of determination on Tuesday.

Haider Rashid's Last chance to qualify for the London 2012 Olympic games Haider Rashid's Last chance to qualify for the London 2012 Olympic games

The first focused on Iraqi rowers Hamza and Haider and their quest to qualify for the London Olympics.

The pair rowed for their country in Beijing in 2008 and despite the problems they faced at home they were determined to stick to their training when it would have been easier to give up.

We revisit Haider in our second assembly as he competes in the 2012 Asian Olympic Rowing Qualification regatta in Korea - his final chance to make the Olympics.

His years of training on the sometimes life-threatening river Tigris in Baghdad all came down to the race you see in the film.

Live discussion

The highlight of the week was our live determination discussion on Wednesday.

Join the debate with pupils from Indonesian school Sekolah Bisa Join the debate with pupils from Indonesian school Sekolah Bisa

We were joined by pupils around the world who put questions to our focus school - Sekolah Bisa! in Indonesia.

The school in Jakarta is only a year old and it provides an education to pupils who would not have had one otherwise.

Some fascinating debates took place, with people using email, Facebook and Twitter to get in touch. So many of you told us your thoughts on determination, that the debate continued even after the live page had finished!

You can relive the debate by clicking here, or use the tabs above to explore all our content from determination week - including more from the determination discussion.

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