Year 9 Radicalisation Workshop
Our year 9's recently attended a workshop, organised by Ms Taylor, with Figen Murray whose son, Martyn Hett was one of the 22 people killed in the Manchester Arena terrorist attack in 2017.
Figen previously worked as a counsellor and now visits schools to share her story and experience. She is dedicated to playing her part in preventing attacks like the Manchester Arena bombing, and raising awareness of the extremism behind it. The aim of her talk was to educate young people about the dangers of terrorism and its effect on families, as well as show how they can 'positively influence and shape their own world through holding values such as kindness, forgiveness, tolerance, inclusion and unity within communities.'
"Figen believes that young people are the answer to a better, more peaceful world as they are the adults and decision makers of the future, but more importantly, they can pass these values on to their own children and generations thereafter. She believes that nobody should fear difference, and instead should embrace it as an enrichment to their own world concept."
Our Year 9's thoroughly enjoyed spending time with Figen and were an absolute credit. They all took away much food for thought as well as important information around extremisim and Radicalisation.