Supported by the UK Home Office programme:
Protection Approaches offers school or college based workshops and assemblies led by experienced, professional facilitators providing a safe environment to debate sensitive issues around prejudice, marginalisation, and extremisms. These bespoke workshops and assemblies are designed to help build young peoples’ resilience to divisive narratives, and can therefore form part of a school or college's safeguarding duties.
By looking at historical and contemporary examples, the 45 - 90 minute classroom based workshops seek to empower young people to reject divisive narratives by helping them to recognise the processes that lead to prejudice, and all forms of identity-based hatred. Through interactive exercises and role-play the students learn that anybody can be vulnerable to prejudice and can begin to fear ‘the other’ when certain processes take place and that these processes are not phenomena particular to any culture, region or religion.
Participants are shown that around the world there have always been people who have stood up against prejudice and identity-based hate. Through a series of activities the students are encouraged to think about the motivations of individuals from history who rejected hatred and instead fought to protect the rights of others.
The students are challenged to be critical thinkers who question divisive information and always try to recognise the processes that lead to division - making the active choice to stand up against them.
For some schools, assemblies are the best way to engage large numbers of students with the messages and lessons of the workshops. We understand there is no ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to assemblies which is why we are flexible and tailor assemblies to your needs. We have experience running interactive assemblies lasting between 15 minutes to 90 minutes for anywhere between 50 to 500 students. We have also run day-long programmes with whole year groups involving a mixture of assemblies and breakout workshops.
Hearing the testimony of a somebody who has first-hand experience of identity-based prejudice or extremism is a unique and impactful experience for students. As a part of our visit we can organise for your students to hear from a survivor of genocide in Rwanda or Darfur, or from a former Islamist extremists.
Why choose us:
Protection Approaches is a UK based human rights charity committed to tackling all forms of identity-based violence - from hate crime to violent extremism and genocide. Through research, campaigns, education and grassroots engagement we build understanding of how to end such violence in the UK and globally.
All our workshops and assemblies are designed by leading experts in educating young people around prejudice and extremism. They have developed major national programmes around the world and facilitated hundreds of workshops with thousands of young people
We are determined that as many young people as possible should get the opportunity to explore the important issues raised by our workshops and assemblies. As such we do our utmost to ensure that costs are kept to a minimum and that the workshops or assemblies are affordable to all schools or colleges who should want them.
In general we will ask for a donation to help cover some of our facilitator expenses and are always willing to discuss other options if there is no budget available whatsoever.
Whatever your need, get in touch and we will do all that we can to help!
To book or find out more:
To book your workshops or assemblies or to find out more information about what we can offer please get in touch:
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 3488 2996
Engaging, accessible and inspiring workshops with vitally important messages that made a big impact on the students.
- Mick Keeling, teacher at Tuxford Academy
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Protection Approaches is a charity registered in England and Wales with charity number 1171433 and registered address 88 Cambridge Gardens, London W10 6HS