Seen and HEARD is an excellent secondary teaching resource exploring children’s rights and child poverty in the UK, based on the real experience of 12-year-old David and the impact that living below the poverty line has had on his life.
The pack contains a DVD of the 9 minute Seen and HEARD film, inspired by students from St Kentigern’s Academy in Scotland, and supporting lesson suggestions.
Shocked to learn about child poverty in the UK and the hidden poverty that exists in their school, the students were motivated to act to raise awareness of child poverty and help the government reach the target of eradicating child poverty in the UK by 2020.
The pack demonstrates that being rights respecting and working to uphold their own and other’s rights is an empowering and positive experience for all involved.
Age range: 11-16
How it can be used
The Seen and HEARD film can be used on its own or with the accompanying lesson suggestions that explore key issues raised by the film such as:
- Living Below the Poverty Line
- Children’s Rights and Poverty
- Stereotyping and prejudice
- Hidden Poverty
- Whose Responsibility? Causes and consequences of poverty
- Planning a Campaign
- Making a film for change
The resource pack is relevant to many secondary curriculum subjects including Citizenship, PSHE, RE, Psychology, Health and Social care, Sociology and English and supports key elements of Unicef UK’s Rights Respecting School Award.