Free Guest Speakers for Schools and Colleges
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.
All our resources are free. To browse, download or order a hard copy of these resources please click here.
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).
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).
A 3-minute video summarising what CNDPE does in schools.
A 14-minute video of one of the workshops in action.
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.
Sessions embrace British values. That is to say, democracy, rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance.
Spiritual – reflective of their own beliefs.
Moral – right and wrong, legal boundaries, ethics.
Social – cooperating with others, resolving conflicts.
Cultural – British Parliament and democracy.
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.