Free Guest Speakers for Schools and Colleges

CND Peace Education logo and vision statement

Looking for a free guest speaker for your school or college? Either as an enrichment activity or linking directly into your subject syllabus such as History or RE?  CND Peace Education (CNDPE) might be able to help.

They offer free guest speakers for schools and colleges on peace and nuclear weapon issues. They deliberately do not campaign in schools. They provide facts to help young people form their own opinions.

Each session lasts about an hour, or can be tailored to fit your timescales.


Five CND Peace Education resource packs

All our resources are free.  To browse, download or order a hard copy of these resources please click here.

Session Outlines

Assembly Talk

Learn about nuclear weapons, their history, and the current world situation. Review the case for & against nuclear weapons. (Assembly or classroom; 30-60 mins).

The Bomb Factor

Hear different viewpoints on nuclear weapons from around the world. Then present a viewpoint in a fun X-factor style competition. (50-60 mins).

Under Pressure

Find out how pressure groups work. Then form and manage your own pressure group in the classroom. (50-60 mins).

Truman on Trial

Learn about what happened at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Then perform a mock trial to decide if President Truman was justified in dropping the A-bomb. (50-60 mins).

Dial M for Missile

Learn about the Cuban Missile Crisis. After that, put yourself in the shoes of a world leader at the time and play the War Game. (50-60 mins).

Sadako Sasaki

Learn about different peace symbols in a fun quiz. Hear the story of Sadako Sasaki. Then make your own origami crane. (50-60 mins).

Pupils making origami cranes
Making Origami cranes, inspired by the story of Sadako Sasaki. Wendy Constance. Photo: Essex Children’s University
Paper crane display at Manchester Museum
1,000 origami birds on display at Museum’s Living Worlds exhibition


A 3-minute video summarising what CNDPE does in schools.

A 14-minute video of one of the workshops in action.

Subject links


Review evidence and consider different viewpoints. Then present a reasoned case.


Discuss, debate, and present. Critical thinking.


Conflict, political issues and ideologies. For example, pressure groups and protest movements.


Conflict and peace in the 20th century. In particular, Hiroshima, Nagasaki and the Cold War. International relations.


Conflict and cooperation, prejudice and persecution. Power, international and global controversies.


Religion and diversity. Meaning and value, ethics, and global starvation. The sanctity of life. Prejudice, war & peace, good & evil. The impact of weapons of mass destruction.

British Values

Sessions embrace British values. That is to say, democracy, rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance.


Spiritualreflective of their own beliefs.

Moral – right and wrong, legal boundaries, ethics.

Social – cooperating with others, resolving conflicts.

Cultural – British Parliament and democracy.

Prevent Duty

DoE and Home Office guidance encourages the discussion of controversial, social and political issues in a safe environment. Consequently, this helps build resilience to extremist ideas.

How to book a session

To arrange a preliminary booking please complete the online booking form.


Letter to the Warrington Guardian by the former Mayor of Warrington about the CND visit to St Greg's
Letter to the Warrington Guardian on 17-Jul-17 by the former Mayor of Warrington Geoff Settle

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