Young people these days are growing up in a world where awareness of inequality is key to fostering positive relationships and achieving potential.
Our Equality Programme teaches children to appreciate the value of every individual person, irrespective of gender, sexuality, race or colour. We teach children to recognise unconscious bias, privilege, disadvantage and prejudice in their thinking as well as in their behaviour. We explore a variety of thought patterns associated with fairness, equality and social justice. We establish some guidelines for how we would interact: respectful silence when someone else is speaking, disagreeing in a civil manner, in which context it is rarely necessary to require students to put their hands to share our thoughts.
We explore the concept of sacrificing your own happiness for the sake of group harmony or the happiness of another person and debated the value of work and whether it deserves reward. We debate people’s differing needs and wants, and provide deep and considered thought about the various types of poverty. We consider whether fairness is the most important aspect of society and whether making things fair sometimes compromises individual freedoms. We explore whether fairness means equality or if some groups in society require more to be equal to others. We apply our group discussions to the wider world to understand the impact of our mindset on society, our country and the wider world and to learn the value and power of our individual and collective voice.
Our equality programmes are innovative and enjoyable for students. They inspire debate, consideration, and contemplation whilst teaching respect, values and cooperation. We work with primary, secondary and SEND groups and compliment our iheart programme beautifully.
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