Olympic and Paralympic Values: Respect 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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Here, you can catch up with all the action from week three, in which we showcased the value of 'respect'.

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

If you missed any of our content, it's all here. Let's take a look at the week's highlights:

New Schools World Service film

A Youth City Council meeting in the Dominican Republic A Youth City Council meeting in the Dominican Republic

On Monday, we looked at the story of the Dominican Republic's 'Youth City Councillors'.

These young politicians are shining a light for democracy in the Republic, and are genuine role models for other children in the municipalities.

Our film showed how their work leads to fundamental changes in the quality of life for children in the area.

Later in the week, we were lucky enough to be joined by some of them for our live discussion on respect! (See below.)

Interactive discussion on 'respect'

The Youth City Councillors in front of the World Class live debate page! The Youth City Councillors in front of the World Class live debate page!

The highlight of the week was our third live, interactive debate which allowed schools from across the globe to discuss what respect meant to them.

Some genuinely insightful questions were raised. Should young people respect their elders? Can you respect someone you've never met?

In the second, afternoon session, World Class were delighted to be joined by some of the Dominican Republic's brightest young minds.

Youth City Councillors came online to field questions from schools across the world on the topic of 'respect'.

A huge thanks to Yornery, Albert, Shiara, Emelin, Angel, Randy, Daniel, Leivy and Waleska! (Pictured right.)

New 'respect' assemblies launched

Jehue respects the people who have helped him become a successful hurdler Jehue respects the people who have helped him become a successful hurdler

This week's assemblies for primary and secondary pupils focuses on Team Trinidad & Tobago's 400m hurdler Jehue Gordon.

In the short accompanying film, Jehue talks about the respect he has for his country, his coach and his family.

Our assemblies pose questions to students on the nature of respect, and whether - like Jehue - it's important never to forget where you came from.

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