We aim to support schools in addressing the current Prevent Duty. We encourage tolerance and respect and provide children with the tools to challenge extremist arguments.
Our workshops look at the creation of global laws, feeling safe and secure in the UK, media manipulation and how passive activism is the best path for change. We look at key figures such as Guy Fawkes, Malala and Martin Luther King. We focus on community cohesion and developing a positive ethos that champions democratic values and human rights.
Everything is age-appropriate to explore this complex issue, by using storytelling, games and even some cavemen! We contribute towards key criteria of the Prevent Duty, SMSC and British Values. At the end of the workshop every child will receive a certificate and be inspired to make positive contributions in their classroom, their school and their community.
Protecting children from the risk of radicalisation should be seen as part of schools’ wider safeguarding duties, and is similar in nature to protecting children from other harms (e.g. drugs, gangs, neglect, sexual exploitation). It is important to emphasise that the Prevent duty is not intended to stop pupils debating controversial issues. On the contrary, schools should provide a safe space in which children, can understand the risks associated with terrorism and develop the knowledge and skills to be able to challenge extremist arguments thereby assisting their understanding of the world.
- actively promote equality and diversity and tackle discrimination
"We introduce pupils to the story of Guy Fawkes to challenge typical stereotypes of a terrorist and to explain the main reasons why someone might be vulnerable to radicalisation"
- actively promote British values
"Pupils are reminded of the message of 'Voice Over Violence' through outstanding individuals including Malala, Martin Luther King and Ghandi"
- enable pupils to be reflective about their own beliefs, religious or otherwise, that inform their perspective on life and their interest in and respect for different people’s faiths, feelings and values
"We explain that terrorism is when a small group of individuals hijack religion to fulfil their own aims but that all religions promote peace, love & harmony"
- enable pupils to recognise the difference between right and wrong and to readily apply this understanding in their own lives
"We use a fun example of cavemen arguing over bananas(!) to talk about the reasons why people fight today over power, land, money, oil and religion"
"It was very informative and a scary subject made easy to understand - especially with potatoes and bananas! Thank you!" Y6 Teacher, St Mary's, Pulborough, West Sussex.
"Great workshop presenter, was well informed, fun and motivating - would have him back again and again", Y5 Teacher, Viking Primary, Ealing
"Enthusiastic presenter, good use of 'Guy Fawkes' to link theme, breaking things down for children to understand", Y5 Teacher, Brackenbury Primary, Hammersmith
"Today helped the children to consider the wider implications of violence and terrorism in today's world", Y6 Teacher, St Stephen's CE Primary, Westminster
"It was an excellent, easily accessible way for children to access a tricky topic, broke it down well, used good examples and had a fantastic positive message to end on", Y5 Teacher, Crownlane Primary, Lambeth