Miriam Hyman was killed in the "7/7" London bombings on 7th July, 2005. The Miriam Hyman Memorial Trust presents her legacy – Miriam’s Vision: Working for a non-violent society.
This EDUCATION RESOURCE is a response to the 2005 London bombings. It is about building an inclusive, non-violent society, respecting fundamental rights. The unique, high-quality lesson plans are broadly curriculum based, with all accompanying resources provided, and straightforward guidance notes for teachers of 11 to 14 year olds (Key Stage 3). Miriam´s Vision is freely accesible, with no sign-up. Simply download, use and share.
The modules refer to Miriam's Story and her memorial, the Miriam Hyman Children's Eye Care Centre in Odisha, India.
Miriam's Vision was developed by the Miriam Hyman Memorial Trust in association with the University of London Institute of Education and Copthall School, London, which Miriam attended. Produced by teachers for teachers to explore 7/7 in the safe environment of the classroom, through the powerful personal narrative of Miriam's story.
The Schemes of Work are part of a much bigger picture:
- preparation for independent and collaborative thinking;
- creative and constructive action on personal, local, national and global levels;
- responsible citizenship recognising one’s own rights and those of others, irrespective of race, religion, tradition and culture.
Miriam's Vision meets Ofsted requirements (September 2019) for “...creating a positive climate with respectful interactions”, connecting “new knowledge and existing knowledge” and having a long-term impact on learners.”
The lesson plans which have three strands have been tested by teachers and learners: "Evaluation & Impact of Miriam's Vision: A Response to the 2005 London Bombings". Miriam Hyman Memorial Trust, March 2018.
History, Citizenship and PSHE relate directly to the events of 7/7. Opportunities for acquiring transferable life skills such as emotional intelligence, resilience, considered and constructive response to negative situations, problem-solving in real world situations and rational action in the light of rights and responsibilities.
Geography, Art and Dance refer to the location of the Miriam Hyman Children's Eye Care Centre in Odisha. Learners experience aspects of a different culture and compare with their own to understand that diversity is the natural outcome of local response to universal needs for sustenance, shelter, safety, and spirituality.
Empathy and involvement in altruistic activity that impacts on the real world is nurtured throughout the Schemes of Work.
Read the Guidance in our For Teachers section.