Student Anti Racism Workshops

Post anti-racism training for teachers, our single most requested follow-up service is for that training to be tailored to students. As a result, we have recently designed and launched two anti-racist workshops for students covering years 6 to 13.
Anti-racist student workshops for students in years 6- 8 (In conjunction with Breakfast Clubs Against Racism)

Delivered over 3 1.5 hours sessions or in a single half-day sitting, these workshops include breakout activities, debates, and learning games that help children understand the experiences of others, apply more empathetic and thoughtful thinking, grow in racial literacy, and understand overt and covert forms of discrimination such as microaggressions and how they manifest.

  • The 3 levels of racism – Personal racism, institutional racism, and internal racism
  • Activities to analyse how racism can show up in day-to-day life
  • Debates on how diversity benefits everyone
  • Exploring untold stories in British history
  • Exploring the dangers of not understanding our history
  • Dispelling myths
  • Exploring positive role models
  • The importance of self-belief
  • The importance of allyship
  • Exploring and presenting ideas to combat racism for a better future
Understanding racism and UK based anti-racist movements for students in years 10-13

This half-day session consisting of an interactive presentation and workshop will help all students to understand and contextualise the history behind the current day anti-racism movements within the UK and consider how that has impacted racial inequality, biases, stereotypes, microaggressions, and prejudice. Students will walk away with practical tools to address microaggressive thinking and actions that might occur in their own school environments and grow in racial literacy.

The presentation will explore:

  • History of race and discrimination
  • History of major migration groups to the UK
  • Experiences on arrival – exploring areas such as housing, employment, and schooling
  • Tracking those experiences into structural inequality today such as health, education, employment, and group economics
  • Equality & equity
  • Understanding bias and where it comes from

The workshops will explore:

  • Understanding bias
  • Understanding microaggressions
  • Racial literacy

The microaggressions in the workshops can be informed by staff, students, and/or those that ACEN facilitators commonly come across, both inside & outside of the school environment.

For more information or to book please get in touch with:

Leah@aceducationnetwork.com – Independent Schools
Lola@aceducationnetwork.com – Grammar Schools