Some of this plays a role in the schools programme designed by the MOD schools adviser team. but technology is not the core message, says Paul Shields. "It's all about citizenship. There is a focus on the world as a global community and the diverse backgrounds of citizens in the UK."
The half-day, in-school sessions led by the Defence Schools Presentation Team comprise a presentation on the MOD, workshops on Afghanistan, ethnic minorities and veterans, role-play of an international crisis and a press conference run by pupils. The citizenship themes they develop include the global community and skills of enquiry and communication.
International crisis simulations on CD-Rom will be available free to schools from next month.
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