26 February 2016
EXTENDED LEARNING DAY
We contributed to an Extended Learning Day for Year 9s to raise awareness on human trafficking and modern day slavery and the work of the Medaille Trust. The lessons were based on the Medaille Education Pack with activities forming the base for competitions to produce the best examples in Art, Drama, Music and History.
- Art – an artwork in the basic style of one of two contemporary artists
- Drama – a short drama to be used as an advert to raise awareness
- Music – a rap song with two verses each of four lines, each line having between 8 and 12 syllables
- History – an appeal to an MP
- Roisin Bowes (Head of Year 7, and an active member of our Anti-Trafficking Network) for the initial idea of using the Medaille Education Pack activities for Lenten competitions and her determination in making it happen;
- Emma Lord (Head of Art and Citizenship, Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education) for taking the lead and designing the format of the day;
- Victoria Stacey (Head of RE) for bringing it all together under the banner of Catholic Social Teaching
- and John Griffin (School Chaplain) for his input, support and encouragement.
It is also a credit to all the teachers involved and of course the pupils themselves who learned and achieved so much.
25 November 2015
FAITH AND JUSTICE DAY
We did six 40 minute sessions with Year 10 pupils at Corpus Christi Catholic High School on their Faith and Justice Day. With limited time we used a film from Unchosen http://www.unchosen-films.org/ followed by discussion on the issues raised. As always the reaction was surprise, shock, disgust, anger, and an almost complete lack of awareness even amongst the teachers who sat in.
26 November 2014
FAITH AND JUSTICE DAY
We were invited to lead three one hour sessions with Year 10 pupils at Corpus Christi High School in Fulwood on their first-ever Faith and Justice Day. Essentially we covered:
- It happens here
- Worldwide, modern Day slavery is bigger now than at any time in past history
- It is demand led– and we are all responsible for that.
- The catholic churchis doing more than any other religious organisation in the World to combat slavery
The things that struck us were:
- How little they knew about human trafficking and how surprised and shocked they were
- The school’s encouragement for our work there and the teachers support in the classroom
- The need to learn from doing this sort of thing and the need to be flexible and open to adapting the material
From the Chaplain of Corpus Chirsti we got: “We had our evaluation and the pupils loved your session. They found it insightful and also quite frightening that it happens still. They were really shocked but very thankful that they know about it. They also really liked you and Mary as presenters”
Mary and Anthony Brown