At some point in History or RS lessons, you will have learnt about the dangers of stereotyping groups of people. This attitude over-generalises about different sectors of society, making the lazy assumption that “they are all the same”. The danger is that this then prejudices our approach to individuals within those groups.
John Amos Comenius was a 17th century educational pioneer, theologian and Bishop of the Moravian Church. Known as the father of modern education, Comenius argued for equality in school provision: that both boys and girls should be educated – not a common position to hold in his lifetime – as well as poor children.
It’s far too long ago for any of you to remember, but Peter Sissons was a BBC journalist and newsreader. He retired back in 2009, having hosted Question Time, presented the 10 o’clock news and, perhaps most famously, received death threats following an interview with the Iranian ambassador about Salman Rushdie.
When Leah Barrow, the GB 800 metre runner, visited us last month, she mentioned that her inspiration had been a lady called Kelly Holmes, but didn’t really say why Dame Kelly had been so inspirational. Indeed, Kelly’s greatest achievement, writing herself into the history books, happened almost 15 years ago so I thought I would start today by explaining what a remarkable lady she is.
Students from Fulneck School have been on an inspiring visit to CERN, home of the large Hadron Collider and were hosted by a former student, now working there.