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Quest Training Monday News Issue 20: 15th November 2021

Quote of the Week:

“If you believe it’ll work out, you’ll see opportunities. If you don’t believe it’ll work out, you’ll see obstacles.”

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5-minute Word Activity

We have a Word matching activity below! Try and match up the correct word to the term

Anti-Bullying Week 2021 – 15th – 19th November

Anti-Bullying Week is coordinated In England and Wales by the Anti-Bullying Alliance and takes place from 15 to 19 November 2021 and it has the theme One Kind Word. The week will begin with Odd Socks Day which is supported by CBBC and CBeebies star Andy Day and his band Andy and the Odd Socks.

World Children's Day 20 November

World Children’s Day was first established in 1954 as Universal Children's Day and is celebrated on 20 November each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children's welfare.

November 20th is an important date as it is the date in 1959 when the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. It is also the date in 1989 when the UN General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Antisemitism and Islamophobia in schools (Farrer & Co)

Despite the increasing awareness in society of the need to identify and counter racism

and religious intolerance, Antisemitism and Islamophobia remain pervasive in British

society and have been steadily rising.

Schools of course bring together staff and pupils of many diverse faiths and races and are responsible for ensuring that they create a safe workplace and place of learning.

In this article from lawyers, Farrer & Co, looks at how common antisemitism and Islamophobia is, the definitions used in this context and how the law is used to tackle discrimination and equality.

Book: Song of the Crocodile (Caroline Lisa)

Caroline Lisa who works in London's children's services is the author of 'Song of the Crocodile' a fast paced, compelling novel highlighting the complexities involved in Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and why the practice continues. The book tells the story of Binta, a teenager facing the reality of FGM in The Gambia.

The book is a valuable resource for professionals and a tool to facilitate difficult conversations and further equip those safeguarding girls most at risk.

A video trailer for the book can be found here:

What parents and carers need to know about Netflix - #WakeUpWednesday

The planet’s most popular subscription streaming service, Netflix currently offers more than 500 shows and almost 2,500 films for users to choose from. Many of these, of course, are squarely aimed at an adult audience but are nevertheless accessible to children through a parent or carer’s profile unless preventative controls have been set up.

This was the problem behind the recent furore around Squid Game, a violent South Korean drama featuring deadly playground games which caused many unsuspecting adults to mistake it for a children’s programme. Our #WakeUpWednesday this week brings parents and carers a timely reminder of the potential risks related to Netflix – and suggestions for avoiding them.


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