Theresa May

Open Letter to Theresa May: Why you must stand up to Trump, in your own words.

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 of course of political necessity to tread carefully, and to try to protect the security of the UK by Read More

People at JFK airport protesting the Msulim Ban

First they came for the Muslims… Donald Trump’s Abhorrent Muslim Ban.

By Sarah Soyei: sarah@equaliteach.co.uk 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 subsequent genocides across the world. One of the key messages is “Never Again”. We Read More

Far-Right Crop

The Far-Right: Hiding in Plain Sight?

By Kate Hollinshead: kate@equaliteach.co.uk Two weeks ago I delivered a workshop on critical thinking with year 5 pupils in a primary school in East London. At the beginning of the workshop, we played a game where groups of young people had to decide who they would and would not like to invite to a dinner Read More

refugees-calais

Refugees Welcome?

By Sarah Soyei: sarah@equaliteach.co.uk  “With those crow’s feet at 17, he’s obviously been using the wrong moisturiser!” -Sun Executive commenting on a refugee from Calais Human beings have a natural fear of change and of the ‘other’ or unknown.  Alongside this, there is a pervading belief that until recently Britishness has remained a constant; that Read More

Welcome AEL Students

Setting the Record Straight for EAL Pupils

By Kate Hollinshead kate@equaliteach.co.uk In the last couple of weeks, there have been a number of damning articles written about children who have English as an Additional Language: ‘Pressure on classrooms mounts as we reveal school where 42 different languages are spoken. At Claremont Primary, 58 per cent of kids don’t have English as their Read More

Post Referendum Britain

Supporting Young People in Post-Referendum Britain

By Sarah Soyei: sarah@equaliteach.co.uk “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 potentially change the face of the UK forever. In a tight referendum 52% of Read More

Home From Home

Home from Home? Young People’s Perspectives on Immigration and Asylum Issues

By Kate Hollinshead: kate@equaliteach.co.uk Since the beginning of the conflict in Syria in 2011, it is estimated that just over 4.5 million Syrians have fled the country in fear of their lives. Just over 2.5 million of these are currently seeking refuge in Turkey; approximately 1 million in neighbouring Lebanon, a country the size of Read More

Refugees

Never again? Our concern for refugees should not be consigned to the past

By Sarah Soyei: sarah@equaliteach.co.uk 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 the transportation of the children, who would have faced almost certain death if they had stayed, Read More