KS3/4 Humanities – Peer Educators

A school where pupils teach others the importance of human rights How can you make human rights relevant? This programme examines one school where pupils teaching their peers are seen as the answer.

At John Hanson Community School in Hampshire, Edward Waller, Head of Humanities, and Kern Wilkins, Head of Citizenship, together run the ‘Human Rights Peer Education Project’, where pupils teach pupils about the importance of human rights, covering aspects of both humanities and citizenship.

After a preparatory lesson given by Edward Waller introducing the pupils to the ‘Convention on the Rights of the Child’, the ‘peer educators’ use a variety of techniques to personalize the ‘Rights of the Child’.

They show how they may be used as a guide to living and how the rights they enjoy could be made universal.

After the session, the current peer educators have a feedback session with the next group of peer educators about the whole project and what has been a success.

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