The sensitive nature of this conflict can leave educators scared to discuss it in classrooms. However, it is essential that schools create and provide safe spaces for young people to discuss and navigate the news, and to have their perspectives listened to.
Category: Human Rights
N, 14 “As a young mixed-race girl growing up in the UK… I believe that it is important that we recognise that the UK is not innocent, racism is sadly still very prevalent in our society… Alex, 14 “…there are
With the country, indeed the whole world experiencing the grip of the COVID-19 pandemic, the inadequate support provided to asylum seekers leaves them hugely vulnerable to the disease and its impact.
By Tammy Naidoo: email@example.com They came as British citizens at the invitation of the British government, but now, in 2018, those from the Windrush generation have been left frightened and uncertain of their future in the only country that many
2017… What a year. It is perhaps fair to describe it as a turbulent year, with some incredible highs and devastating lows. However, throughout it all, a thread has been emerging, which highlights a hopeful pattern: young people in the
By Sarah: firstname.lastname@example.org “There’s just so much news at the moment, my head is going to explode!” – a recent comment from a year 6 girl I was working with, and she’s not alone. Whether it’s the Grenfell fire, Brexit,
By Rachel: email@example.com Dear Theresa May, These are uncertain times: at the same time that the UK is in the midst of Brexit negotiations we are faced with the tumultuous transition between American Presidents. As Prime Minister, it is
By Sarah: firstname.lastname@example.org The 27th of January is International Holocaust Memorial Day; a day which provides a reminder for people from across the world to stop and remember the millions of people who lost their lives in the Holocaust and
By Sarah: email@example.com On Saturday 21st January, my daughters and I participated in the Women’s March in London. We joined 100,000 others to march for the rights of all women across the world, to celebrate the diversity that exists amongst
By Rachel: firstname.lastname@example.org Over the Christmas break, I spent four days volunteering in Calais with the grassroots charity Help Refugees. Naturally, in the days since, people have been asking me, ‘How was Calais?’ It’s not an easy question to answer,
By Sarah: email@example.com “Immigrants are the reason we voted to leave the EU” –10 year old pupil in an EqualiTeach workshop. On the morning of Friday 24th June, it became clear that Britain had experienced an historic vote that could
By Sarah : firstname.lastname@example.org On the 1st July 2015 Sir Nicholas Winton died, he was 106. Sir Nicholas was famous for his actions during the Second World War, where he saved 669 Czechoslovakian children from the Holocaust. He arranged