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Ethics, Philosophy and Religion Update

This half term in EPR, we have taken a break from our normal curriculum to focus on the humanitarian crisis in Myanmar. 

Our pupils have been shocked and horrified by recent events and we spent quite a bit of time researching the background and history of the area.  We watched heartbreaking footage of Rhohingya Muslims fleeing from burning villages and then set up camps in Bangladesh without many of the basic but essential items we would depend upon in this country.

We then used silent debates to help us consider what, if any, responsibility our government has to help those in desperate need in other countries.  This was a very moving experience and we had time to let all the info sink in.  In response to this lesson, pupils were asked to sign a petition to push our government to act and send aid; pupils were also asked to write letters to our local MP to encourage them to campaign on our behalf to send help.

This has been a very emotional topic to cover but we feel that if we address it together, we can have an impact and might be able to bring about some change. 

"The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing."  Albert Einstein

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