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Exploring the riots in the Classroom

 The recent riots in London and other cities in England sparked reaction across the country and even the world. Many pupils and teachers will have been shocked and many have struggled to make sense of it. Why did it happen? Has this affected the society we live in? Has it changed our view of society, of young people, and even our emotional wellbeing in going about our lives - to think that such events were possible? 

The pamphlet which you can download here, explores possible reasons, which can be explored with pupils.

10 possible reasons for the riots
1. ‘Entitlement culture’
2. Social exclusion
3. Family and parenting
4. Spending cuts and economic conditions
5. Policing - weak or unjust
6. Racism
7. Gangsta rap and gang culture
8. Consumerism and greed
9. Opportunism and crowd behaviour
10. Technology and social networking

Teaching materials

There are also ideas for lessons included in the pamphlet. Here are some further resources which have been produced, and new resources will be added as they become available.

Gangs: KS3, This resource uses a SEAL framework to explore the difficult issues around gangs - the reasons people join them and the possibilities for avoiding the turmoil that can be involved in being part of a gang. Click for the supporting Powerpoint

The Red Cross has produced a couple of activities about the riots, aimed primarily at secondary age, but could be adapted and used for upper primary, see them here.