Endorsements

Endorsements
Miriam's Vision has been endorsed by a number of organisations and individuals.

“A panel of our Education Advisers (Head Teachers) looked at the resources and they felt that the package should be highly recommended for use in schools because the schemes of work and individual lesson materials are so well constructed. They felt that there would be no need for teachers to do any extra work because you have everything necessary on the website.

"The advisers also commented that teachers would be extremely well supported with the website as everything is so expertly presented. They thought that teachers would be able to view the materials, read through the background notes, download lesson materials and use the electronic materials straight onto their classroom screens in order to teach a range of outstanding lessons.”
Department for Education, 2015

“Young people growing up in a fast changing world face new insecurities and dangers. There are no easy answers but “Miriam’s Vision” is a great resource to help people understand how to navigate this complexity.”
Lord Jim Knight (MHMT Patron)
Then Chief Education Officer, Tes Global Ltd.

"Miriam's family has set up a charity, the Miriam Hyman Memorial Trust. They fund an eye hospital in India and an anti-radicalisation programme for 11 - 14 year olds, helping kids to see both literally and figuratively. They deserve support."
Boris Johnson, then Mayor of London
Huffington Post "Beyond the Bombings", "Why the Killers Failed", 7 July 2015

"A good education for the twenty-first century must equip children to navigate their way through complex, difficult situations at every level from the family to global events.  “Miriam's Vision” is an ambitious, modern and lively resource which helps young people to understand the contemporary world in all its diversity and complexity."
Professor Chris Husbands, then Director UCL Institute of Education

“I couldn't agree more about the role of the arts and humanities in promoting respect, tolerance and empathy. I am very happy for you to add my name to those who endorse the History module.
Professor Michael Wood, Manchester University

What teachers have said about Miriam's Vision

“I’ve been a teacher for twelve years and I must say the lessons have been excellent. I enjoyed them and so did the students. Perfectly organised – which is just what a teacher wants. We have teachers outside the Humanities teaching Citizenship so it makes a real difference when the lessons are straightforward with so many amazing activities.”
Head of Citizenship

“Miriam’s Vision should be incorporated into basic teacher training. It is crucial to learn how to deal with difficult and upsetting situations because it is a preparation for life.”
Year 8 History teacher

“Miriam’s Vision is much, much more engaging for students and for me (as a Citizenship teacher) than anything else … The resource/narrative is really helpful and I thoroughly enjoyed delivering the module.”
Year 9 Citizenship Teacher

“By taking on Miriam’s Vision I was legitimately able to link it to recent negative current events like the Grenfell Tower fire, terrorism abroad, which is what the students want to explore.”
Year 7 History Teacher

“The way the lessons are presented - so positive and empathetic - is unique and makes [Miriam's Vision] stand out compared with many other resources … It’s brilliant.”
Year 7 Citizenship and PSHE Teacher

“This has been an unusual opportunity because they would hear (about terrorism) on the news, so to come to school, explore attitudes and opinions of other people … has been a hugely rewarding experience.”
Year 8 Citizenship and PSHE Teacher

“This has been an unusual opportunity because [students] would hear about terrorism on the news, so to come to school, explore attitudes and opinions of other people … has been a hugely rewarding experience.”
Year 8 Citizenship and PSHE Teacher

“The Resources are put together in a very clever way because rather than telling or teaching them (learners), they realise themselves how they can become responsible.”
Year 7 History Teacher

“Miriam’s Vision has stories of hope and positivity rather than desperation, sadness and anger.”
Year 7 History Teacher

What learners have said about Miriam's Vision

“Before the lessons everyone in my class thought all Muslims were terrorists and this made me very sad as I’m Muslim myself. After the lessons everyone realised this is a mistake and we are now all much happier. It has made a big difference to my life.”

“The whole experience was amazing because there was so much that was new; designing and creating a sculpture with a team we didn't know, having your views actually listened to and listening to other students, working with materials we hadn’t used before. It was all very challenging but we met the challenges ourselves and came up with good finished products.

“So important to know about the consequences for the families, the injured … They all had a life.”

“I’ve never learned about terrorism before … Can’t take life for granted. We need to hear what everyone thinks … and talk about it in school … in case you are scared … We need to understand.”

“We should not be protected from bad things … We need to know what’s happening around the world so that we can learn from it and can see the significance of the consequences for other people … and maybe we can use it in the future to keep us safe”.

 

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