Equality Student Conference

Partner: The Equality Trust
Partner type: Community Group
Project category: Academic

Bedales has teamed up with The Equality Trust and the Resolution Foundation to organise a one day Equality Student Conference on 20 June 2019 which will be attended by sixth form students from 15 state and independent schools. 

Aims of the project

  • Engaging students with the broad concept of equality.
  • Discussing the extreme nature of inequality in the UK.
  • To train up Sixth form Equality Ambassadors to champion equality in their schools 

Background and goals

Having read The Inner Level: How More Equal Societies Reduce Stress, Restore Sanity and Improve Everyone's Wellbeing (Pickett and Wilkinson), Head of Geography at Bedales teamed up with the Equality Trust to run a training event for sixth form students. 

Resources

Bedales is hosting the one-off conference.

The event includes workshops and talks from:

  • Nye Cominetti, Analyst, Resolution Foundation
  • Dr Wanda Wyporska, Executive Director, The Equality Trust
  • Dr Neil Herrington, University of East London
  • Paul Turner, Head of Geography, Bedales

Impact

Create Student Ambassadors in their schools to champion equality, eg. by giving an assembly based on the conference. 

Pupil involvement

30 students from 15 schools will attend including five grant maintained schools or academies.

Frequency and duration

This is a single event taking place on 20 June 2019.