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First Month Reflections: UK General Election, Fake News and Social Media

By Siobhán: siobhan@equaliteach.co.uk One interesting experience from my first month at EqualiTeach was listening to Year 8 students’ views on trustworthy sources of information and how false ideas can be spread online and in person.  These are some of the statements I heard from students in critical thinking workshops on June 7th and 8th, the Read More

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Responding to Young People’s Questions and Fears

“There’s just so much news at the moment, my head is going to explode!” – a recent comment from a year 6 girl I was working with, and she’s not alone. Whether it’s the Grenfell fire, Brexit, Donald Trump, Syria or the recent terror attacks in Manchester and London, national and international events are impacting Read More

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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

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“We Are Women: Hear Us Roar!”

By Sarah Soyei: sarah@equaliteach.co.uk   On Saturday 21st January, my daughters and I participated in the Women’s March in London. We joined 100,000 others to march for the rights of all women across the world, to celebrate the diversity that exists amongst women, and stand with women who have been discriminated against or attacked because Read More

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Transgender Kids: Who knows best? Not the BBC, it seems…

By Kate Hollinshead: kate@equaliteach.co.uk On Thursday 12th January, the BBC aired what they called a ‘balanced documentary’ entitled ‘Transgender Kids: Who knows best?’ According to the BBC website, the programme’s aim was to scrutinise the new ‘gender affirmative approach’ to children, which means fully supporting children’s change of identity. The film also presented Dr Kenneth Read More

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Choose Love: My Volunteer Experience In Calais

By Rachel Elgy: rachel@equaliteach.co.uk Over the Christmas break, I spent four days volunteering in Calais with the grassroots charity Help Refugees. Naturally, in the days since, people have been asking me, ‘How was Calais?’ It’s not an easy question to answer, particularly because I’m not sure that my answer is exactly the answer people might Read More

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What would you like for 2017? Empathy please.

By Theresa Salzer: theresa@equaliteach.co.uk What would you like for 2017? Empathy please. I vote for more empathy in the New Year, because I would like to join Roman Krzanric in his idea that “empathy is a catalyst for social change”. I’m aware that technically a new year can start at any given time, but having Read More