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peittion: to introduce common disabilities to the curriculum for primary and secondary

readread Member Posts: 18 Listener
hi guys this petition can only be signed by UK residents I think it's a create cause 
if you would like to sign it and share it with your friends here's the link 
https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/551829
any questions just ask

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  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 5,143 Disability Gamechanger
    @WestHam06 May be of interest to you
  • WestHam06WestHam06 Community champion, Scope Volunteer Posts: 837 Pioneering
    Thank you @janer1967, will be sure to take a look. 
    Thank you for sharing @read, welcome to the community and thank you for joining us. 
  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 1,600 Disability Gamechanger
    edited October 28
    I'm afraid that you need a lot of signatures for anything whatsoever to happen and so far you have 47, to stand any chance of this going before parliament you will in all reality need 100,000 signatures for that reason I won't be signing, but @read i wish you luck (you will need it i'm afraid)
    I would also add that curriculums in schools are pretty full, with little or no time to add anything else.
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Administrator Posts: 1,842 Pioneering
    Hello @read It's lovely to meet you.  Well done you for acting on something you are passionate about.  

    I agree that disability should be a core component of children's primary curriculum and there's many academic studies to back up that it deserves its place there.  For more information on research conducted, visit the University of Leeds Disability Equality in English Primary Schools webpage or read this ESCR article.  

    Have you thought about sharing the petition link on social media sites to get more signatures? You could even tag in high profile disability advocates and disabled celebrities to share it with their networks.  If you need any help give me a shout and I will do my best to support you with it :). Good luck!
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  • readread Member Posts: 18 Listener
    thanks for the support can you try as best as you can to share it 
  • readread Member Posts: 18 Listener
    ive contacted shine 
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Administrator Posts: 1,842 Pioneering
    Brilliant.  I will share it with people I know  :) 
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  • readread Member Posts: 18 Listener
    thanks hopefully more people will 
  • Richard_ScopeRichard_Scope Administrator Posts: 2,411 Scope community team
    Signed and shared on my social media. Thanks for this @read, such an important issue to address.
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  • readread Member Posts: 18 Listener
    thanks richard i appreciated alll the support form everyone 
  • WestHam06WestHam06 Community champion, Scope Volunteer Posts: 837 Pioneering
    Hi @read
                     How are you? Firstly, thank you for joining us and welcome to the community. Thank you for sharing your petition with us, it is such an important topic and I applaud you in following your passion and trying to make change that is needed. This is something I am very passionate about and something I too am trying to implement. I believe if children are educated about disability it massively reduces stigma and I think it helps disabled people to feel less isolated, but we have a long way to go to achieve this and so I support your petition. I have signed and will share. Thank you. 
  • readread Member Posts: 18 Listener
    im new even though i didi post a petition and this post is to address it 
    the petition title is to introduce common disabilities to the curriculum for primary and secondary school if you wouldn't mind signing it using the link below that would be greatly appreciated any questions just ask I'm very confident that many people feel passionate about this cause 
    https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/551829
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Administrator Posts: 1,842 Pioneering
    Hi @read I've put your new post with this one so we can keep all people's questions in one place to make it easier for you to spot and respond to them.

    I hope you managed to read @WestHam06 's message.  I think you two share a lot of the same passion about this issue and could have some interesting conversations :) 
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  • readread Member Posts: 18 Listener
  • readread Member Posts: 18 Listener
    I love the support thanks everyone
  • WestHam06WestHam06 Community champion, Scope Volunteer Posts: 837 Pioneering
    Hi @read
                     Hope that you are well. I am also keen to talk about disability inclusion in the curriculum and also raising awareness of different disability and removing this idea that disabled people are unable to do certain things. Please may I ask, how do you think would be best to engage children in learning about disability? For me, one of the key elements is children visibly seeing people with disabilities within the school environment and the wider community. I am currently working with my old secondary school to see how I can use my experiences as a disabled person as part of their mentoring programme. There are so many ways to positively demonstrate how people with disabilities positively contribute to society and that by understanding disability we can all work together for a society where there is equality for all. I have also posted here on the community to try to understand other people's thoughts on this very important topic, very happy to share these with you. Thank you. 
    Thank you @Cher_Scope, I look forward to the conversations with @read, thank you.
  • readread Member Posts: 18 Listener
    thanks i would love to talk about the issues I've emailed BBC east of England to promote my petition 
  • WestHam06WestHam06 Community champion, Scope Volunteer Posts: 837 Pioneering
    Hi @read
                    Brilliant, please do let us know how you get on with the BBC East of England with regard to promoting your petition. Please may I ask, what issue would you like to talk about first? Please may I ask a question, how best do you feel is it to increase disability awareness in schools? By this I mean in what format do you think would work best? Thank you
  • readread Member Posts: 18 Listener
    @WestHam06 they sent me a number to contact their team on so I will contact them I've got 71 signature now 
  • readread Member Posts: 18 Listener
    @WestHam06 i was thinking that they could put it in psche or maybe an assembly 
  • WestHam06WestHam06 Community champion, Scope Volunteer Posts: 837 Pioneering
    Hi @read
                     That's brilliant that you have 71 signitures and that you have a contact number for BBC East of England, please may I ask have you mananged to contact them? I really like the idea of an assembly or as a more long term plan incorporating it as part of PSHE or Citinzenship depending what terminology for lessons the school uses. Please may I ask do you think it would be more appropriate to have disabilitiy specific lessons or assemblies such as a lesson about Cerebral Palsy and a lesson about Autism or do you think the lesson or assesmbly should be more generally about disability? Thank you 
  • readread Member Posts: 18 Listener
    anything from specific disabilities or issues surrounding it haven't phoned them yet 
  • WestHam06WestHam06 Community champion, Scope Volunteer Posts: 837 Pioneering
    Hi @read
                     Thank you for sharing, I definitely agree, I think talking about specific disabilities is very useful and I also believe that this should come from people with lived experience of the disability as well as those with knowledge of the disability. Please do keep us updated. Thank you. 
  • newbornnewborn Member Posts: 567 Pioneering
    When I signed it was still in 70's, but I cannot imagine why anyone would say no.  
    The two things I wonder about are designing  the content to steer the line.  On one hand, introducing some of the obvious and less obvious drawbacks (for example, cover the fact that, paradoxically, not only autism spectrum but also deaf spectrum covers people who are distressed by sudden or loud or intrusive noise, including muzac)   

    On the other hand, indicating that just because someone is, say, completely blind or lacking limbs, doesn't always mean they can't mountain climb.  That always is uneasy regarding paralympics.  What should the public think? This person cannot walk, so give him benefits for life and don't expect him to work. That person cannot walk, but wins Olympic medals and can work.

    Finally, I think I agree and disagree about the schools idea.  First, it shouldn't be yet another shoe-horn into the crowded curriculum because it should not be left to individual teachers.  This should be a national and even international endeavour.   Each disability specialist group should produce their own list of points they wish the general public knew about.  Then they can be assisted from education funding and no doubt with willing expert volunteers,  to produce a you tube or similar, to a high standard, for posterity, for the general public, and for schools to use as source material for students to view in their own time.  The rest of the family can see it.  It isn't only school children who have misconceptions or blank lack of knowledge.  

    Just as any education programme must start with a general, interesting, coverage of a few important basics, the introduction you tube series would have links, to more detailed information. 
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Administrator Posts: 1,292 Pioneering
    Thanks for your input @newborn

    Also, I wanted to check if everything is sorted now regarding your issue logging into the community? I've noticed you getting involved over the last few days and just wanted to see how things are?
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  • newbornnewborn Member Posts: 567 Pioneering
    Thanks for your interest. Had to swap from tablet, and that broke the log in.
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Administrator Posts: 1,292 Pioneering
    But is everything working okay now @newborn?
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  • newbornnewborn Member Posts: 567 Pioneering
    There is at least one charity with the sole object of doing exactly this.  Are you in touch?
  • readread Member Posts: 18 Listener
    no who and the petitions objective is to make it national
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