Discover how one secondary school approaches the issue of nuclear disarmament and deterrence, through various activities at KS3/4.
Hessle High School, in Hull, uses an education pack provided by the CND Peace Education Unit, to encourage debate and discussion surrounding nuclear weapons. The session culminates in a performance activity called The Bomb Factor.
The students find out what would happen if a nuclear bomb fell on the school, take part in a quiz to learn facts about nuclear weapons, and a poll is conducted to establish the students' opinions.
The Bomb Factor activity involves students taking the stance of a country or organisation which is either for or against nuclear weapons. The performances are judged and winners are announced, with a final opinion poll taking place to see whose views have changed.
Links to all the CND Peace Education packs, including The Bomb Factor
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The Peace Education Advisory Programme (PEAP) aims to challenge prevailing attitudes through education about peace and to provide practical experiences of education for peace through work in schools