Miriam Hyman was killed in the London bombings on 07 July 2005. The Miriam Hyman Memorial Trust brings you her legacy.

"Miriam's Vision: A Response to the 2005 London Bombings" is a collection of unique, high-quality curriculum-based lesson plans, accompanying resources and guidance notes for teachers of 11 to 14-year-olds. This is free of charge, available to download and share. Each module makes reference to Miriam's story and her memorial, the Miriam Hyman Children's Eye Care Centre in Odisha, India.

"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.

Miriam Hyman

A commendation from the Department for Education reads (January 2016)

"A panel of our Education Advisers looked at the resources and felt the package should be highly recommended for use in schools because the schemes of work and individual lesson materials are so well constructed. There would be no need for teachers to do any extra work because you have everything necessary on the website... everything is extremely well supported ... and is so expertly presented. Teachers would be able to view the materials, read through the background notes, download lesson materials and use the electronic materials straight onto their classroom screens in order to teach a range of outstanding lessons."