New: Virtual Lessons Now Available While schools will remain open during the new lockdown, teachers are taking precautions to limit outside visitors. To best support schools, HOPE not hate Charitable Trust has moved to offer free workshops. Our sessions help to develop students understanding what prejudice means on a day-to-day level. We ask questions around the understanding of the use of lazy language, how inequality often starts from birth, and how soft power structures in society can prevent genuine equality between genders, ethnic and other minorities groups. For instance, could they even (unwittingly) be contributing to these without realising? Throughout the COVID pandemic, HOPE not hate are keen to still help schools with their PSHE/SMSC provision. Our sessions can be delivered either through Microsoft Teams/Zoom or via a pre-recorded lesson that fuses in-class teaching with HOPE not hate videos. These sessions will cover KS2 through to KS5. Furthermore, we are now offering to deliver morning assemblies for schools. Please see below for more details. As always – thanks to the support of HOPE Education Fund members - this service remains free for all schools and colleges. To sign up for these sessions or just to request more information please visit: https://hopenothatecharitabletrust.eu.rit.org.uk/forms/education-unit Identity Power and Prejudice Harmful Language Stereotyping Target KS3-5 KS3-5 KS2-4 KS2-4 Aim To allow the pupils a chance to explore what identity means to them and the importance of representation and why representation of certain aspects of your identity are more important than others. For pupils to have holistic understanding of what discrimination means on a day-to-day basis and how discrimination, power and inequality are interlinked. For pupils to understand the full impact of “lazy” discriminatory language and why it is important to cut it out and challenge others who use it. For pupils to understand why we stereotype (the physiology behind it) and the potential harm this can inadvertently cause. Overview Research shows that identity and integration are the biggest factors today that affect attitudes towards those with a different background (race, faith, sexuality, gender, disability). This workshop gets the pupils to explore what contributes towards their own identity and the gaps in representation at a national level, especially with minority groups. We look a statistics that aim to “myth bust” perceptions on the levels of migrants and the BAME community in the UK. As many people wildly over-report these numbers. Racism/sexism/homophobia are all ‘bad’ and young people know that. But aside from the core themes, do they really understand how prejudice impacts on a day-to-day level? This workshop develops pupils’ understanding of how inequality often starts from birth, and explores embedded historical power structures in society that prevent genuine equality. We challenge the class on how they could even (unwittingly) be contributing to these inequalities or prejudices without realising. Directly challenges the use of discriminatory language, such as “don’t be so gay/girly”. By using the Pyramid of Hate, the workshop educates the class as to how these phrases help re-enforce discrimination and stereotypes as well as normalising prejudge. Aims to firstly encourage the pupils to stop using the phrases and also to empower them to challenge their friends to do the same. Stereotyping is a way that our brain has learned to deal with the world. Most of the time it helps our brain to make quick decisions. It's not the grouping that is bad. What can be harmful is when we think that everyone in a group is the same. This workshop uses games to challenge the assumptions we sometimes make about all the people in one group, and how some of those assumptions can be false. We are able to focus this workshop onto perceptions of what are extremists if a school believe their pupils need help on this topic.