The fastest man on no legs

An assembly focussing on the Olympic Value of equality for Key Stage 3 pupils

Script to introduce the film

This film is about Oscar Pistorius, a South African sprinter.

He had his lower legs amputated when he was one year old, and is called 'the blade runner' because he runs using carbon-fibre blades.

Pistorius has been picked to run against the able-bodied athletes at the Olympic Games in London - something that no other amputee has ever done before.

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Do you think it's important to Oscar to compete against able-bodied athletes?

Do you think all disabled athletes want to compete against able-bodied ones? If not, why not?

Do you feel the same way about the Paralympic Games as you feel about the Olympic Games?

Paralympic Value: Equality

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

Do you think disabled sportspeople have problems getting people to take them seriously?

What difficulties has Oscar had in his journey to becoming an Olympic athlete? Is his case unique or could there be others like him in the future? Should this be encouraged?

Some people have said that Oscar's carbon blades give him an an unfair advantage over the able-bodied athletes. What do you think?

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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