Bahá’ís all over the world are preparing to commemorate 200 years since the birth of the faith’s Prophet Founder, Bahá’u’lláh, in 1817.
The celebration will take place in October 2017. Schools across the UK will have the opportunity to invite visitors from the local Bahá’í community to present assemblies and classroom sessions about Bahá’u’lláh, his life and teachings. We also hope that teachers and pupils will feel inspired to research the background to this exciting event, and carry out extension activities.
If you are already in contact with local Bahá’ís, they will be delighted to come into your school. Or you can fill in your school’s details on the School Visitors page and we will put you in touch.
Resources available so far include:
- an assembly on the core concept of ‘unity’ for KS1 and KS2
- a lesson based around the life of Bahá’u’lláh for KS2 and KS3
A short film is under development, in honour of the bi-centennial year of the Birth of Baha’u’llah. It is envisaged that this film will not only inform, but also inspire young people from a variety of diverse settings and backgrounds to examine their own lives and capacities for service to humanity. There will be educational materials to support the use of the film in a classroom setting. The film ‘teaser’ can be viewed here (YouTube).
We will update this page as new materials come online, so please check regularly.