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Using Fiction to Support British Values

Free annual seminar for secondary schools subscribing to the School Library Service

Half day course for

Secondary school LRC managers and librarians, Line managers with library responsibility

Presented by

SLS staff

Amnesty International are internationally recognised for their work in promoting human rights around the world.  Closer to home, they have teamed up with CILIP (Chartered Institute for Library and Information Professionals) to support the Carnegie and Greenaway medals through their Amnesty CILIP Honour which is awarded to an author and illustrator from each shortlist.  These Honours are separate to the main award but are given to books that most distinctively illuminates, communicates, or celebrates our personal rights and freedoms.

Rowena Seabrook is the Human Rights Education Manager for Amnesty and tours the country giving lectures and delivering workshops on how libraries and schools can promote the human rights agenda.  She will be talking about how libraries and librarians can help deliver this message through the use of fiction in particular and bringing along examples of titles that you can use in school.  She will also be getting delegates to consider the message of human rights and how schools can work to promote tolerance within school.

Course Outcomes:

  • Delegates will gain a better understanding of human rights and how it affects people.
  • Delegates will gain an awareness of how fiction can be used to promote tolerance and understanding.
  • Delegates will consider ways in which fiction and poetry can be used in school to promote British values

Other Booking Information

This course is only open to secondary schools subscribing to the School Library Service.  It is free of charge to subscribing schools.



SLIB0181  Provided by  School Library Service

Provided by: School Library Service

Course code: SLIB0181

Subscribers: £0