Remembering Srebrenica has produced educational workshops and assemblies to teach similarities and differences using stories and practical activities. These resources are specifically designed for use with primary age children and make no explicit mention of the Srebrenica genocide. Instead they focus on the lessons which we can learn from the events of 1995.
Commemorate the 22nd anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide by delivering the Primary Assembly on the 11th July. The Assembly tells the story of Viktor, a young boy forced to leave his home during the Bosnian War. Based on the book ‘Gleam and Glow’ by Eve Bunting, this assembly discusses ‘differences’ and concludes that our differences should be cherished as they make our communities stronger.
Lesson plans available for KS1, lower and upper KS2. Primary Education resources focus on the lessons that can be learned from Srebrenica by opening up discussions around similarities and differences. All workshops are activity or story based, using stories such as ‘The Sandwich Swap’ and ‘Tusk Tusk’ to address similarities and differences. Use these resources in Srebrenica memorial week 2017.
We invite schools and groups to take part in the ‘We Are One’ Srebrenica Memorial Football Tournament, playing a match of football in memory of the over 8000 victims of the Srebrenica genocide. Simply read the provided speech and hold a minute of silence before kick off. We hope your school will join this powerful opportunity for young people to come together through sport to consider the possible outcomes of racism, intolerance and division.
Remembering Srebrenica Resources in Action
Bankside Primary School in Leeds commemorated the 21st anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide through school wide activities to learn about Srebrenica and consider the question ‘What kind of world do we want to create?’ School councillors learned about the genocide and upon their return to their classroom, led discussions on conflict and what can happened when differences are considered to be negative. Children drew pictures and wrote poems about their learning. Read two of the excellent poems here:
Srebrenica is a story that need to be told by Sumayya and Kayla
Peace not revenge by Faysal, Amina and Immah
“The genocide in Srebrenica should never be forgotten. It teaches us a painful lesson about where hatred can lead. I strongly urge all schools to educate and commemorate. Children are our future and the prize of peace rests with them.”
Kevin Courtney, General Secretary of NUT