"Miriam's Vision" has been developed by the Miriam Hyman Memorial Trust in association with the University of London Institute of Education and Copthall School, London, which Miriam attended.
"Miriam's Vision" has been produced by teachers for teachers in secondary schools to present the events of 7/7 in a non-confrontational way and in a safe environment. While meeting curriculum requirements, the Schemes of Work are part of a much bigger picture: preparation for constructive, positive and rational, independent thinking and action on personal, local, national and global levels; responsible citizenship recognising one’s own rights and those of others, irrespective of race, religion, tradition and culture.
The programme has three strands:
- History, Citizenship and PSHE: Relate directly to the events of 7/7. Opportunities for acquiring transferable life skills such as buoyancy in adversity, considered and constructive response to negative situations, and rational action in the light of rights and responsibilities.
- Geography, Art and Dance: Relate to the location of the Miriam Hyman Children's Eye Care Centre in Odisha. Experience aspects of a new culture and compare to one's own to understand that diversity is the natural outcome of local response to universal needs for nourishment, shelter, safety, aesthetics and spirituality.
- Business & Enterprise: A cross-year fundraising activity for the MHCECC Outreach Programme. Empathy for the needs of others and involvement in an altruistic activity that impacts the real world.
“Miriam’s Vision” is about living in an inclusive, non-violent society, respecting fundamental rights.