The fastest man on no legs

An assembly focussing on the Olympic Value of equality for Key Stage 2 pupils

Script to introduce the film

This is a film about a runner called Oscar Pistorius. He's from South Africa, and he's just been picked to run in the Olympic Games in London.

Oscar's story is unusual because he had both of the lower parts of his legs amputated - removed - when he was one year old. Instead of feet, he uses special plastic 'blades' to run with.

In the past, Oscar has competed against other disabled athletes at the Paralympic Games. But now, he has been given the chance to race against able-bodied runners in the world's biggest sporting event.

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What do you think it would be like growing up with a disability like Oscar's?

Would people treat you differently? Would you want them to?

Paralympic Value: Equality

"Showing respect and humility towards all those around you in the spirit of fair play."

Oscar says his family treated him the same as his brothers. Why do you think that was important to him?

Why do disabled athletes normally only compete against each other? Why was Oscar picked to run in the Olympic Games?

Do you think Oscar has an unfair advantage over the able-bodied athletes?

Ask the Assembly Question

Which do you think it more important for Oscar, winning Gold at the Paralympics, or getting to the semi-finals at the Olympics?

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