As part of one of the E1 Pupil Parliament actions, the children at Osmani School thought about Human Rights and Equality. During the Pupil Parliament, the school councillors were concerned about the rise in homelessness in around the local community. The panel suggested that we all need greater awareness as to how and why people become homeless and suggested actions we could take to become active citizens to support them.
WE charity came in and held workshops with children in Year 1-6. To start the morning and afternoon sessions, the students drew the first thing that comes to their mind when they think of the homelessness.
We then discussed reasons why people become homeless which led the children to write a list of the things that they do on a day to day basis. Furthermore, the students then wrote a list of what they believe a homeless person day to day routine would be like.
Lastly, we then discussed what they can do to give back to the homeless people.
Some of the ideas included:
· Create food packages to give at the Whitechapel homeless shelter
· Donate to a food bank
· Donate clothes, toys, and shoes
· Write a letter to their local MP expressing the importance of rights for home
What will you do to support homelessness in the UK?