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VINE Vegan in Education - Our Aims

From VINE Vegan in Education
February 2024

VINE is an exciting educational initiative supported by and supporting educational professionals interested in encouraging the teaching of empathy from a vegan perspective.

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We will create and recommend materials for teachers concerned with encouraging empathy, compassion, good health and sustainable choice-making in their students. These resources will align with schools existing goals in educating children and blend easily into established subject areas, enhancing the content already provided.

Our Aims

  • Nurture children’s empathy and compassion toward all sentient beings.
  • Advocate for the inclusion of veganism in education and the benefits this can bring for children’s academic and SMSC development, health and well-being, as well as the future sustainability of the planet.
  • Produce and recommend reliable, age-appropriate learning resources to encourage children’s critical thinking on the moral status of animals and the ethical choices available to them.
  • Encourage an understanding of veganism and the interconnections between injustices suffered by humans, animals and the planet.
  • Offer reliable resources on the benefits of plant-based diets for health and the environment.
  • Encourage the inclusion of veganism in Religious Education as a secular and religious worldview and advocate for the right of vegans to sit on Standing Advisory Councils.
  • Create and recommend learning resources on sustainability from a vegan perspective.
  • Provide teacher training resources and online CPD courses.
  • Encourage a vegan-inclusive community within schools and the wider society, acquainting educators with the legal mandates supporting this inclusivity.
  • Feature leading articles from arts, humanities and science to demonstrate, amongst other things, the sentience of animals and speciesism, that empathy is a valuable skill that can be developed, and the benefits of plant-based diets for health and the environment.
  • Forge collaborative ventures in schools with like-minded organisations recognised for promoting empathy, ethics, health and well-being and environmental issues.

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