Owen Everett, Peace Education Officer at CND, outlines how their Peace Education programme empowers young people to think critically about nuclear weapons, peace and security issues.
Was President Truman justified in ordering the atomic-bombing of Japan? What would you do if you were a world leader during a nuclear weapons crisis? What are pressure groups, and what would yours focus on?
CND Peace Education – the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament’s education programme – engages thousands of school students across England with such questions each year.
We offer free, cross-curricular workshops and an assembly, catering to Years 3 to 13. We also have five free teaching packs, thousands of which are downloaded or requested as hard copies annually.
The vast majority of students, their teachers, and trainee teachers rate our sessions as ‘very’ or ‘extremely’ good, and say they’d like us to deliver another. Recent feedback includes:
Fun, interesting and engaging. The best kind of session. – Year 10 student, Hamble School (Southampton)
I enjoyed it lots… It couldn’t be any better – Year 9 student, Rainhill High School (Merseyside)
There was a buzz about the ‘Bomb Factor… Staff and students were impressed by the informative but balanced views’ – RE teacher, Sturminster Newton High School (Dorset)
Very informative and impartial… perfect – PGCE English teacher, Goldsmiths University
So far, three of our packs have ‘TES Picks’ status, two have been awarded the Association for Citizenship Teaching (ACT) Quality Mark, and one was a finalist in the Education Resources Awards 2018.
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