MICHAEL ROSEN + GUESTS DISCUSS GRIEF EDUCATION IN SCHOOLS
About the event
1 in 29 British school children are bereaved of a parent or sibling by the time they leave school, an equivalent of one child in every class. However, there is no requirement for schools anywhere in the UK to cover grief or bereavement.
The panel will explore how grief education can normalise grief, prepare pupils to manage bereavement and support others, and foster the development of a more compassionate society.
In this exclusive conversation, bestselling author Michael Rosen will share insights about the importance of empowering children and young people to talk about difficult subjects and the role stories can play in teaching them about death and grief. He will be joined by journalist Jess Bacon, who will consider the ways grief education could have helped her after father died when she was in her teens, and Child Bereavement UK’s Head of Education Tracey Boseley, who will reflect on delivering bereavement training to thousands of education professionals and the huge benefits it offers to both staff and pupils. Lesel Dawson, who is leading a research project on grief education in schools, will facilitate.
The discussion will be recorded and made available on our YouTube channel after the event.
This event is funded by an ESRC grant, and is connected to a project funded by the AHRC and the Brigstow Institute, University of Bristol.