A Million Ways to Bend and Kiss the Earth

Whatever our profession or whatever our primary role in life we can be an active citizen and sow seeds of love and understanding.

I was uncertain of doing an assembly on the Battle of the Somme but it’s been one of the most creative and emotional experiences I’ve had as a teacher. You know that feeling you get when students really engage with a topic and make you so proud – THAT FEELING! 

The subject of war and loss is so emotive and our approach has been to use non-traditional poetry, freeze-frame images of battle and of family life, songs with video footage of the soldiers and a final uplifting song to emphasise the importance of love, loss and moving forward. 

Do you agree? Tell me what you think

David E Watters 

Give ’em Hope Campaign Founder and Coordinator https://www.facebook.com/groups/GiveEmHope/

#Proud #ActiveCitizenship


About neverblendin

David Watters, a graduate of Napier University, Edinburgh, Trinity College of Music, London and the Institute of Education, University of London, has worked internationally within education and Educational Management for more than 20 years. He has taught extensively within many socially and culturally diverse settings; most recently as a Head of Performing Arts within Further Education. He is a personal and professional development associate with The Pacific Institute (www.pacificinstitute.co.uk), personal coach, freelance writer and founding member of NBI Associates. He is a writer on social equality issues, is a key player in the Equal Love Campaign UK and author of the forthcoming book, NEVER BLEND IN which features key voices from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community and which aims to inspire and encourage those who may lack self-esteem or who question their validity. David is currently promoting a youtube campaign"Give 'em Hope"and is asking individuals, couples and groups to make and share videos telling about the benefits of living with personal authenticity. He has shared a platform with Stuart Milk and Peter Tatchell and is a supporter of 17-24-30, The Trevor Project, Schools Out, The Terrence Higgins Trust, The Albert Kennedy Trust and numerous others. His background in arts and education, combined with a solid understanding of Cognitive Behavioural Strategies, and his passion for Equality Advocacy drive every aspect of his work as a personal development facilitator, motivational speaker and writer. View all posts by neverblendin

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