Children’s Anti Racism Workshop (Primary)

This workshop is run by Emily Ghassempour who is one of the Co Founders of Books For Change and is an Anti Racism Educator.

This is a whole school workshop run in 60 minute block sessions and is suitable for Year R to Year Six pupils. Emily will arrive at school at 8.30am ready for a 9am start. She can see one or two classes at a time (depending on the size of the school) right through to the end of the school day at 3.00pm. Once the children have left school, Emily will build a display of the work, for all to see and to talk about. This will help to embed the Anti Racist message within the school.

Emily uses Usboune and Ladybird children’s Anti Racism books as part of the workshop. The children will come away having learnt the following:

– What the term Racism means drawing on lived experience
– Why people might be Racist using age appropriate examples
– Why we can all be racist without meaning to be
– World Geography – Iran and UK
– Difference and why it is important
– What the term Anti Racist means
– Help the children to feel empowered to call out racism
– What ally ship means
– Practical techniques on becoming an ally

The children and staff will leave feeling empowered. They will leave feeling like they have the start of the tools to help them recognise and call out racism.

LGBTQIA+ Inclusion Workshop (Primary)

This workshop is run by Dita, and facilitated by Emily Ghassempour Co Founder of Books For Change. Dita is a Drag Queen from the LGBTQIA+ community, they are also a dance teacher, of both children and adults, as well as an enchanting storyteller. We arrive at school at 8.30am and stay for a staff debrief in the staff room until 3.45pm.

This is a whole school workshop run via two assemblies – one in the morning and one in the afternoon, classroom interaction and live Q&A’s.
In the afternoon, years five and six will have a seperate one hour Q&A with Dita. They can ask any questions around inclusive language, anti bullying, understanding the terms LGBTQIA+, gender and more.

Dita uses the books: Heather has two Mummies and Gender Swapped Fairy Tales. The children will come away having learnt the following:

– That it is okay to be who you are
– There are no ‘girls toys’ and ‘boys toys’ we can all play with what we enjoy
– There are no ‘girls clothes’ and ‘boys clothes’ they are just clothes and anyone can wear them
– That difference is beautiful and should be accepted
– Anti Bullying, how to be an ally and what this means
– During the afternoon assembly Dita will de-drag in front of their very eyes, the children will meet Dan
– Years 5&6 will learn the meanings of LGBTQIA+ and inclusive language
– The whole school will watch Dita dance, and then afterwards have the option to join in
– Anyone can dance including the teachers!

The children and staff will leave feeling empowered. They will have the start of the tools to help them recognise their own feelings, as well as become allies to anyone from the LGBTQIA+ community.

Please use the contact us page on the website to find out costs and to make a booking.


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