About Miriam's Vision

About Miriam's Vision
Miriam's Vision is an education resource based on the story of Miriam Hyman, who was killed in the 7/7 London bombings, and her memorial, The Miriam Hyman Children's Eye Care Centre in India

Young people today are growing up in a world in which the realities of terrorism, violent extremism, the climate crisis and a global pandemic are part of their personal experience. These significant global challenges urgently need to be addressed in schools through open and informed discussion.

Miriam’s Vision is an education resource based on the story of Miriam Hyman, who was killed in the 7/7 London bombings in 2005. The aim is to support schools in finding space for that discussion and helping students to build their own cohesive, non-violent society, respecting fundamental rights.

Terrorism is part of global history and continues to impact the lives of many across the world today. Miriam’s Vision is about the values by which she lived and the response to the way she died. Learners engage in emotional, social and intellectual learning to understand what it means to be resilient and act constructively in the face of adversity. The narrative is personal, powerful, and non-confrontational, conducive to reflection about broader issues of community cohesion, positive thinking and empathetic action.

Who benefits from Miriam's Vision?

Teachers

  • Access a free education resource with downloadable lesson plans, supporting resources and guidance
  • Meet National Curriculum requirements and recommendations for Key Stage 3 (11 to 14 year olds)
  • Promote life skills; resilience, empathy, tolerance
  • Promote positive, secular, a-political messages
  • Provide students with a much-needed rational approach to controversial issues, including violent extremism

Students

  • Access knowledge and understanding of the London bombings of 2005 and the consequences through powerful narratives
  • Develop personal resilience, empathy and tolerance
  • Understand, through experiential learning, that cultural diversity is local response to universal needs
  • Develop a rational, positive and constructive mind-set
  • Build true confidence and self-esteem

Schools

  • Fulfil the “duty to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism” (The Prevent Strategy, 2011) in a constructive way
  • Promote “fundamental British values of democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs” (Prevent)
  • Provide Spiritual, Moral, Social & Cultural development, an aspect that OFSTED inspects

Employers

  • Applicants who are articulate and confident
  • Employees with initiative and flexibility

Communities

  • Active, rational, resilient, constructive members
  • More inclusive and mutually supportive

 

The Miriam's Vision flyer