The BRIT Project
Being and Belonging' is a free education resource for primary schools designed to equip teaching staff with the means to discuss the complex issues of multiple identities and social exclusion. It encourages children to reflect on themselves, the communities in which they live and any challenges or grievances they may be experiencing. Key themes include:
- Who am I ?
- I belong in my community
- I belong in my country
- I belong online
- Making a difference/Active Citizenship
Whilst these topics may feel far removed from your day to day classroom conversations, the consequences of social exclusion are far reaching and are apparent in today’s society in many forms. Whilst action itself is often limited to a small minority of individuals, the effects are felt by everyone in the community – including our children and young people.
Education is seen as key by various stakeholders in tackling these social problems and we believe this package goes some way in addressing this within your school setting.
Pupils will explore and understand:
- The concepts of identity and multiple identities.
- Self-respect and respect for the differences between people.
- The difference between online and offline realities.
- The power of the internet to cause harm to them and to their communities.
- Their responsibility to protect and care for their community.
- Pupils will consider positive action to bring about change.
- Taking responsibility for the needs of others.
- Developing skills of enquiry and communication.
- Considering moral and social dilemmas.
- Developing skills of participation and responsible action.