Time to give peace education a chance in schools

Monday 7th March, 2016

“Has anyone seen that before?” asks peace educator Jac Bastian as a big CND sign flashes up on the screen at the front of the hall.

“Hippies,” calls a year 12 student from a seat at the back.

“Anywhere else?”

“More hippies,” comes another voice, to laughter.

This is University College school (UCS) in north London, a boys’ independent school that takes girls in the sixth form, and Bastian, who works for the charitably funded education arm of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, is here to talk to year 12 about Hiroshima and Trident.

Read more... http://www.theguardian.com/education/2015/nov/09/p...