Feb 28, 2022
CDEC are holding an emergency teacher network meeting on Wednesday 2nd March, 3.30-5pm. It will be an opportunity for the sharing of resources and approaches to these conversations, and to identify needs that we can help to address.
War in Europe is a worrying topic for all, especially for children and young people and while there are many global conflicts at present (Syria and Yemen, to name but 2), the reporting on and conversations about the war in Ukraine is all around us.
Some of the children and young people in our school communities will be connected to Eastern Europe; through their own heritage and in the fact they have family still living in the region. The recent event will be triggering for them and their families. We also have pupils and their families with recent lived experiences of war- and seeking refuge. The whole school community continues to deal with the stress and anxiety of Covid and climate change.
That’s why it’s so important to be proactive in the classroom and to stimulate productive conversations that help to ease the uncertainties this situation may create. We need to address wellbeing needs by creating spaces for listening to fears and anxieties
To support our Cumbrian schools with this, CDEC are holding an emergency teacher network meeting on Wednesday 2nd March, 3.30-5pm. It will be an opportunity for the sharing of resources and approaches to these conversations, identify needs that we can help to address. We will over the coming weeks provide more support and training opportunities on the themes of conflict, peace and how we build collaborative, respectful school communities.
We would love to see you at our free session on Wednesday- just let us know you are coming by filling in this quick form here.
We have also started generating and gathering resources- do take a look here before the session.
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83068807265
Meeting ID: 830 6880 7265