LWC are looking for schools to take part in two twilight sessions next term. We will share with you some new, free resources that introduce your pupils to inspiring stories about the positive impact of Non-Violent Action as a force for change. We will also showcase some active methodologies that will develop your pupils’ critical thinking skills and engage them to consider local and global issues and feel motivated to work for change. In doing this work we are supporting a project initiated by our colleagues at DECSY (funded by Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust)
As part of our dissemination of the Nonviolent Action: A Force for Change project teaching materials we would like to reach as many teachers as possible / schools across our local area.
Next Steps: If you would like to find out how to get involved, you can email Jacquie Ayre Contact
Non-Violent Action: A Force for Change is an exciting curriculum development project which aims to create a series of lesson plans across different curriculum areas for students aged 8-13 which use Philosophy for Children (P4C) to:
- Provide inspiring case studies of groups of people locally and from around the world, past and present, involved in non-violent social change at a variety of levels and for a variety of causes.
- Offer pupils ways to think critically about gender issues and enable them to understand that masculinity can be expressed in non-violent ways.
- Engage pupils with local and global issues so that they feel motivated to work for change.
- Help pupils to decide on actions with a local or global impact and give them the tools to carry them out.
For information about the project please watch the two vimeo films on DECSY’s website: https://www.decsy.org.uk/project/non-violent-action-a-force-for-change/
Some resources recommended by the project:
Inspiring films of children/young people taking action:
- Animation from World’s Largest Lesson: https://vimeo.com/266852848. (4 mins)
- Young people taking action for the Global Goals: https://vimeo.com/252488304 (2 mins)
- Kids take Action against Ocean Plastics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKFV9IquMXA (4 mins)
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=91&v=f5OKMOmVzxE&feature=emb_logo Naomi Frost, young person speaking at National Youth Climate Summit 22nd April 2020 (10 mins)