This means that the lessons, discussions, plays and activities exploring tolerance reached up to 24,000 UK primary school pupils.
The feedback has been brilliant, and over the next few months we’re going to be sharing some case studies of what took place. Let us know if you’d like your school to be featured, and in the meantime here are some of the comments:
“We loved the day and I overheard one boy, after the Sneetches session, saying that this was the best day ever!”
“Had some amazing responses even from our really little children.”
Thank you for all the resources on the website, and for letting us be involved”
“They really enjoyed the literacy and the art and the lesson on the Magna Carta”
“Many classes also looked at the art of Picasso, thinking about how we all see the world differently.”
“Children in year 2 told us about the first black London Firefighter and sang us a song about being a fireman, whilst a year 5 group described how Nina Simone became a black activist when her parents were prevented from sitting at the front of her concert when she was only 12 years old.”
“In the afternoon, the school came back together to share the pledges that each class had written linked to how they would behave more tolerantly. They showed that the children really have begun to think more carefully about the impact of being intolerant.”
We’ll be uploading the full results of our survey of children’s experience of intolerance in the next week or so if you’d like to know what children are saying. Nearly 250 children completed the survey, from 49 different schools around the country.
We’re already putting together the programme for next year, so do get in touch if there is anything in particular, or any particular subject, that you’d like to see.
All the best, and thanks again.
The Tolerance Day Team