The packs have been vetted by educationalists and are designed to fit into the national curriculum. They will be circulated, free of charge, to all faith schools (including Catholic, Anglican, Jewish and Muslim schools) and then to all state schools when funds permit.
The third pack includes a DVD Little Stars, a drama-documentary aimed at GCSE and A-level students, which examines both sides of the issues to encourage discussion among young people. This pack is also suitable for university students and we aim to send it to all University and College chaplaincies.
Little Stars features a freephone number, funded by the Trust, for pupils who have been affected by any of the issues in the film. This will carry the contact numbers of several helpful organisations and callers are invited to leave a message if they need to speak to a counsellor and they will be contacted promptly.
Little Stars, Drama-Documentary
The third pack and Little Stars were launched in the House of Commons on 24 February 2009
Education for Life Packs (originally developed for faith schools, secular versions for non-denominational schools forthcoming):
5 – 7 year olds
7 – 11 years old
|How We Began||How We Began|
|Human Life||Human Life|
|Teachers’ Guidelines||Human Rights|
|Sanctity of Human Beings|
11 – 14 year olds
14 – 18 years old
|Abortion – A Life & Death Issue||Euthanasia|
|Religion – Belief and Abortion||Matters of Life and Death|
|Reproduction||Respect in Relationships|
|Catholic Canticles||Role of Media|
|Teachers’ Guidelines||Use and Abuse of Statistics|