An excellent overall focus is to use the themes of the Olympics values, charter and/or creed …
Olympic values: Respect, friendship and excellence.
Paralympic values: courage, determination, inspiration and equality
The Olympic Charter states that the goal of the Olympic movement is to help build a better and a more peaceful world.
Linked to above pupils can explore global issues of sustainability, human rights and interdependence involved with the games e.g. links to clothing and merchandise production, fair trade provision at sites, travel etc.
If exploring the significance of the rings, flame, values etc a useful link is: http://www.olympic.org/Documents/Reports/EN/en_report_1303.pdf
If exploring lives in other countries, the Development Education Centres have a variety of photo-packs based on life in other parts of the world and also copies of the series ‘Letters from around the World’ in which young people share their lives. Included in this series are letters from China, France, India, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Spain, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Brazil.
Lots of interesting activities and ideas linked to the Olympics and its core values while exploring the significance and interconnections of world sporting events to Universal Rights and other global aspects can be found below: Read more