In response to the protests for racial equality that are happening all over the world, we have published new educational resources for 9-year-olds and upwards. They are suitable for parents to use at home with their children or teachers to use with their students. We recommend that adults work with pupils on these activities so that they can manage sensitive conversations and questions as they arise.
To accompany these resources, we invited Liberty Martin, a Columbia University class-of-2021 undergraduate student and writer, to write an opinion piece. She has written articles for the Financial Times, the Columbia Daily Spectator and local newspapers from her home in London. Liberty he has included some questions that students aged 14 and upwards might want to work through. Read her piece here.
It was very important to us to give space to a young Black voice on this issue, particularly because, while lots of the young people that we work with have lived experience of racism, we on the Foundation team do not. Liberty also advised us on the educational resources. In her piece, Liberty encourages people to educate themselves about racial equality. We are particularly passionate about the importance of supporting young people to learn about this. Our mission is to give young people the skills to think and speak for themselves about current affairs. It’s vital for them to be able to engage with the issues affecting their lives, however complex or sensitive they might be. We hope that our resources support young people in their efforts to understand racism and how it can be tackled.
If you like these, check out our other teaching resources in our resource library!