Our work in schools

School visits

Gloucestershire Humanists is delighted to provide speakers for schools who would like their pupils to learn more about Humanism and meet ‘real life’ humanists.

We have spoken at a number of Gloucestershire primary and secondary schools to support RE, Sociology, Citizenship and PSHE lessons. We are also happy to conduct school assemblies. We always find pupils’ questions thought-provoking and stimulating.

Hannah Hart and JOhn Ricketts at Bournside School in April 2015.
Two of our members talking about Humanism to sixth-form RE students

One teacher recently wrote to thank us for such a visiting saying:

“There is really no experience for the students better than meeting people who can speak from personal experience about a particular set of beliefs or philosophy and describe how it affects their lives. The students have told me again this year how much they enjoyed and valued their time with you….Your answers were very interesting to them. They appreciate the depth of answer and are encouraged to ask more questions if they can see that their quires are being taken seriously and thought carefully about, which of course the two of you do.”

One of our regular speakers has helped to devise and deliver the British Humanist Association’s training for school speakers and has 30 years experience as a teacher himself. Another is an active humanist celebrant and therefore well used to speaking to an array of audiences.

Please contact us if you’d like to know more.