Eden Girls’ School Pupils Learn About Hate Crime and Anti-Semitism
Ahead of Inter Faith Week (11-18 November) pupils at Eden Girls’ School, Slough, have been learning about tackling anti-Semitism and hate crime.
A workshop was delivered by school governor Julie Siddique, who is a national mentor, consultant and activist with a specific focus on women’s issues, interfaith relations and social action. She is a member of Slough Borough Council’s Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (SACRE) and has a background in community grass roots work spanning 20 years, is national co-ordinator for ‘The Big Iftar’ and during Ramadan 2014 the first ever Iftar reception was held at Lambeth Palace hosted by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby. She was the Executive Director of the Islamic Society of Britain from 2010-2014.
Mrs Siddique delivered a workshop to pupils in Year 9 about Antisemitism in light of last month’s shootings at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, USA. Pupils watched a short video about the victims and the devastating impact of this atrocity on the lives of the families of the victims.
The pupils also then explored the wider topic of hate crimes in general, the importance of tolerance towards one another and how they can and should show support to the Jewish community. They also explored various ways in which they could give their support.
Nafees Aslam, Deputy Director of Learning for Humanities at Eden Girls’ School, Slough, said: “Respect and treating others as we would wish to be treated is one of our key STAR values, so we encourage to recognise the importance of standing united together against hatred and living out our British Values.”
Eden Girls’ School, Slough in Bath Road is a free secondary school, which opened in September 2015. Part of Star Academies, one of the UK’s leading multi-academy trusts, Eden Girls’ School, Slough currently has pupils in Years 7, 8, 9 and 10. For more information about Eden Girls’ School, Slough, visit www.edengirlsslough.com.
Pupils in Y9 spoke about tackling anti-Semitism following the Synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh last month, discussed the devastating impact of hate crime on our communities and reflected on the ways we can all stand collectively against hate.
Added By: Eden Girls' School, Slough | Date Added: 19th Nov 2018 | Posted In: Latest News