' Knowledge will give you power,

but character respect '

Bruce Lee


' No-one is born hating another person

because of the colour of his skin or his

background or his religion. People must

learn to hate, and if they can be taught to

hate, they can be taught to love, for

love comes more naturally to the

human heart than its opposite '

Nelson Mandela


of true education '

'The function of education is to teach

one to think intensively and to think critically.

Martin Luther King Jr

Intelligence plus character, that is the goal

' I alone cannot change the world

but I can cast a stone across

the waters to create many ripples'

Mother Teresa.

'I am against every form of racism and

segregation, every form of discrimination,

I believe in human beings and that all human

being should be respected as such,

regardless of their colour'

Malcolm X

' Peace cannot be kept by force,

it can only be attained by understanding '

Albert Einstein



Welcome to The Respect Programme website. An online resource providing ready-made lesson plans on issues such as citizenship, prejudices, extremism, staying safe online, Britishness and more! The plans are available to teachers in secondary schools and colleges throughout Leicester and Leicestershire to download for FREE.

Lesson Plans


Lesson plans have been designed primarily for Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 use. In our initial consultation exercise with teachers it was felt that the best age groups to cover such material with would be years 8, 9 and 10, the plans have therefore been prepared with these age group in mind.



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