90 minute conference  |  Key Stages 4/5

Students engage in critical thinking by starting from a value system they are familiar with: celebrity culture. Lifting the lid on the quirks and wonders of this modern-day cult helps young people to understand the hugely influential mindsets of consumerism (I shop therefore I am) and materialism (everything is just physical), and how these beliefs impact such issues as the dignity of life and human trafficking.

Stories of people who are resisting this mindset activate curiosity in pupils and introduce religious and secular views on ethical business, citizenship and social responsibility.