Free School Speakers from CND Peace Education

CND Peace Education logo and vision statement offering free school speakers.

Looking for free school speakers? 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.

We offer free school speakers and college speakers on peace and nuclear weapon issues. We don’t campaign, we provide facts to help young people form their own opinions.

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

Resources

Five CND Peace Education resource packs

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

Session Outlines

Free school speakers are available for all of the following sessions:

Assembly Talk

Learn about nuclear weapons, their history, and the current world situation. Then 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. After that, present a viewpoint in a fun X-factor style competition. (50-60 mins).

Under Pressure

Find out how pressure groups work. After that, form and manage your own pressure group in class. (50-60 mins).

Truman on Trial

Learn about what happened at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. And 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. And 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

Videos

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

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

Subject links

Citizenship

Review evidence and consider different viewpoints. Critical thinking. Present a reasoned case.

Politics

Conflict, political issues and ideologies. Also pressure groups and protest movements.

History

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

RE

Meaning and value. Also war and peace, and good & evil. Including the impact of weapons of mass destruction.

How to book a session

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

Testimonial

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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