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Updates from F&BF’s work in schools



30 / 09 / 19

The start of a new academic year is always a busy time for the Education and Learning Team. After a summer spent planning and developing work, the team are excited to begin delivery for this term.

School Linking Programme 2019/20

School Linking kicks off with CPD1 training for teachers in London, Waltham Forest and Birmingham in October. The teachers leading the Links in their schools will come together to plan their first Link day for the students, alongside gaining valuable interfaith and dialogue skills training and lots of resources.

There is still time to sign up for your school to be involved in Linking this year, we are particularly looking for classes to Link in West London. Please contact Evi our Linking Officer for more information paraskevi@faithbeliefforum.org

Launch of the Education Experts Committee (EAC)

The first Education Advisory Committee meeting met on Wednesday 18th September, where they reviewed the first draft of our online resources package for schools.

Many thanks to Martha Shaw, Rukhsana Yaqoob, Rudi Eliott Lockhart, Andrew Morris, and Mark Chater, their invaluable input.

We look forward to future meetings, exploring and reviewing other aspects of the Education and Learning work.

Delivering at the Dialogue Symposium

Evi Koumi and Sarah Koster, two of the Education and Learning team staff flew to Inverness on the 20th September to take part in the first Dialogue Symposium at Gordonstoun School. It was fantastic to be invited to facilitate workshops at this event, being able to bring our methodologies for meaningful dialogue to the students and staff participating.

The Symposium was born out of the dialogue society at Gordonstoun, led by teacher James Smith and brought together students from 10 different schools across the country.

It was interesting for our team to contribute to the establishment of this network, and to see that such vital work is being done already in teaching students the value of dialogue to address the complex problems and diverse issues we are facing in today’s society.

We had a wonderful time not only facilitating sessions with the students and staff, but also enjoying the beautiful landscapes the school and Inverness had to offer.

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