Resource marks 10 years since the July 7 London bombings

Written by: Pete Henshaw | Published:

A programme to tackle extremism is being launched to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the July 7 London bombings.

It has been produced by the family of Miriam Hyman, who was killed in the attacks in 2005.

Miriam’s Vision: A Response to the 2005 London Bombings has been developed in association with the UCL Institute of Education and Copthall School in north London, which Miriam attended.

The programme – which is secular and apolitical – is a collection of curriculum-based lesson plans, resources and guidance notes for teachers of 11 to 14-year-olds, accessible on a dedicated website. The materials have been piloted at Copthall School and can be used in history, citizenship and PSHE, geography, art, dance and business and enterprise.

Mavis Hyman, Miriam’s mother, said: “My daughter was an exceptionally caring person. Miriam’s Vision is her legacy; a programme based on her story where young people will develop skills for life, like resilience in adversity, negotiating, proactive citizenship, acting compassionately, appreciating one’s own traditions, and respecting and enjoying others – all while cherishing life.

“What is critical now is that headteachers and teachers give their students the opportunity to participate by using it in their classrooms.”

Miriam Hyman was 32 when she was killed. The Miriam Hyman Memorial Trust was set up in the wake of the 7/7 bombings to promote an inclusive society, safer from extremism and terrorism. Visit


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