The #VoicesProject is an anti-racist, critical and inclusive teaching resource as well as a listening programme in schools.
It is a collaboration between students, teachers, community members and institutions, culminating in lesson plans and activities on the topics of identity; place; migration and empire.
The VoicesProject centres voices that aren't usually heard in the classroom using oral geographies as a way to learn with and across different communities.
Why is the VoicesProject important?
The VoicesProject is an important resource in today’s classrooms as it supports the creation of more inclusive* learning.
The VoicesProject uses approaches that aim to:
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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
Trust Wide Lead – Geography at David Ross Education Trust.
Undergraduate geographer and co-organiser of youth education campaign Reroot.ED.
Freelance author, science communicator, geography and EDI educator. Ex high-school teacher.
Teacher and Head of Geography at Chestnut Grove Academy.
Teacher, trade unionist - clearly doesn't do pictures.