About Us
 

The #VoicesProject is a collaboration between students, teachers, communities and institutions; coming together to create a learning resource and a listening programme in schools.

 

The core team of the Voicesproject began working together as part of Decolonising Geography and have backgrounds in Geography, History and Sociology and other social sciences.

To find out about those involved in the VoicesProject Meet the team below.

Why is the VoicesProject important?

The VoicesProject is an important resource in today’s classrooms as it supports the creation of more inclusive* learning. Similar to textbook resources, the VoicesProject uses modules from the English and Welsh curriculum, using the framework as a foundation to teach exam board content in a critical way. 

 

The VoicesProject uses approaches that aim to:

 

  • Give teachers agency and support to discuss culturally sensitive topics 

Through ready-made lesson plans

  • Represent localities and local identities

  • Centre  plurality

Through oral geography learning resources

  • Undo the language of othering for students in the classroom 

  • Understand and challenge structural inequalities on local, regional and global scales 

Through context sheets and glossaries

*Click the words highlighted in blue to be redirected to the glossary.

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How can the VoicesProject be used by communities and schools?

The #VoicesProject resources can be used in classrooms, student independent study and extra-curricular sessions to support the study of space; place; identity; migration and empire, topics typically taught in Geography, History and Sociology.

 

Our resources use a decolonial approach to explore these concepts, through collaboratively formed lesson plans built around real-life oral geographies

 

The VoicesProject aims to centre marginalised voices from wider society, however, our In-School VoicesProject can be used to encourage links between schools, local communities and identities whose voices have been structurally sidelined.

 

Overall the project opens up critical conversations about societal structures, power and representation that can be explored by learners from KS2 to KS5.

Meet The Team

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Chantal
Mayo-Hollaway

Teacher and Head of Geography at Ormiston Shelfield Community Academy.

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Akhera
Williams

Undergraduate geographer and co-organiser of youth education campaign Reroot.ED.

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Kit
Rackley

Freelance author, science communicator, geography and EDI educator. Ex high-school teacher.

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Rachael Robinson

Teacher and Head of Geography at Chestnut Grove Academy.

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David 
Rees

 

Teacher, trade unionist - clearly doesn't do pictures. 

 

Significant Contributors 

Dr Christine Winter - School of Education, University of Sheffield 
Dr Majed Akhter - Department of Geography, King's College London
Dr Caroline Bressey - Department of Geography, University College London

 

Project Partners

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