FAMILY OF BOMBING VICTIM LAUNCHES ANTI-EXTREMISM CAMPAIGN TO SCHOOLS
A new programme to help tackle extremism is being launched to schools to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the 2005 London bombings. Developed by the family of Miriam Hyman, who died in the attacks, the new campaign will help schools across the country take action to promote a more inclusive society.
”Miriam's Vision: A Response to the 2005 London Bombings” is a collection of curriculum-based lesson plans, resources and guidance notes for teachers of 11-14 year olds, accessible on a dedicated website, miriamsvision.org, where there is a holding page until the launch on 01 July.
The new programme has been developed by the Miriam Hyman Memorial Trust in association with the UCL Institute of Education and Copthall School in north London, which Miriam attended, where the lessons were also piloted.
Mavis Hyman, Miriam’s mother, says:
“My daughter was an exceptionally caring person. ‘Miriam’s Vision’ is her legacy; a programme based on her story where young people will develop skills for life, like resilience in adversity, negotiating, proactive citizenship, acting compassionately, appreciating one’s own traditions and respecting and enjoying others – all while cherishing life.
“What is critical now is that head teachers and teachers give their students the opportunity to participate by visiting the ‘Miriam’s Vision’ website and using it in their classrooms.”
Professor Chris Husbands, Director, UCL Institute of Education, says:
“I am delighted that the UCL Institute of Education is working in association with the MHMT to produce 'Miriam's Vision'. This is a welcome and very timely curriculum resource that offers schools imaginative and flexible ways to develop highly relevant and valuable knowledge and skills.”
The Miriam Hyman Memorial Trust was set up in the wake of the 7/7 London bombings to promote an inclusive society, safer from extremism and violent terrorism. Miriam was one of the fifty-two people killed in the bombings.
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