Here you can find the eduction resources we have prepared for classroom and workshop education sessions, as well as write ups of some of our education projects. If you’d like to know more or want to arrange a session at your school, college or university, contact education [at] londonminingnetwork.org.
We deliver educational workshops in schools and in the community based on a board game depicting the lifecycle of a smart phone. Focusing on phones is a tangible way to transform the dark, often abstract, world of extractivism into a relatable problem with potential solutions.
Student Witness project
For our Student Witness projects, we invite KS4, Sixth Form & University students to learn more about mining-related issues. Students take part in a workshop on mining-affected communities and the environmental impact of extractivism before attending a demonstration with LMN. Afterwards, we hold a follow up workshop to help them prepare articles, short films and other communications pieces.
The People who Shut Down a Mine
This presentation tells the story of how the people of Bougainville successfully shut down the Panguna mine (owned by Rio Tinto) after 10 years of struggle and civil war. There are several resouces and activities included to help better understand this little known but important episode of Black history.
Life Above the Coal
This workshop is based on the true story of two frontline communities in Colombia who have been resisting the impacts of a massive open cast mine on their lands and livelihoods for over thirty years. It contains a series of activites and discussions to help a class to talk about and understand the issues.