Our Ladys Primary #wildbottlesighting success! Have you seen a ‘wild bottle?’ Our Lady’s RC Primary School wanted to know! Working with the Marine Conservation Society and the Have You Got The Bottle? Campaign, the pupils highlighted the issue of littered plastic bottles across Scotland through the #wildbottlesighting social media campaign in school, at the beach and in parliament! Children engaged in Marine Conservation workshops and assemblies Children created and presented assembly to the school, the Cabinet Secretary and the media. Children interviewed by BBC Radio Scotland "This school [...]
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Prince's Trust bring hospital garden back to life Dorset Community Hospital write about the partnerships they've created that have enabled young people from their local college to make a difference, learn about careers in health and do their bit for nature. Sorting out the flower beds and bringing them back to life. Posing with the frog bought with money raised from the sponsored Kayakathon. "The group has forged a solid partnership with both teams and individuals within Dorset County Hospital such as the Macmillan Cancer Team who have visited Weymouth [...]
Improve school performance, enhance student wellbeing, and increase teacher engagement by embedding social action in the curriculum By Alexandra Bamburova (MBA), Henley Business School, University of Reading "Social action gives students the mentality, ‘Oh, I can do something for someone else and I am doing it. This makes me feel really good’." Involvement in social action can help young people develop skills and real-life experiences and gives them inspiration and belief that they can make a difference. In some schools, however, social action is viewed as something ‘nice to [...]
The BBC’s Big Hospital Experiment has revealed the grit and determination of young people who want to support the NHS and make a positive contribution to society. Gabrielle Matthews, 2018 #iwill Ambassador writes: #iwill Ambassador, Gabrielle Matthews "The reactions of others to their efforts have chimed with my expectations - with patients and staff underestimating their true potential - but what they have achieved is both heartening and surprising." Young volunteers at University Hospitals Nottingham BBC 2’s Big Hospital Experiment, which aired throughout September, followed [...]
50 young change-makers join as #iwill campaign Ambassadors We are living through a time of unprecedented challenge. Now more than ever we need to value the role that young people can play and support them to become active citizens. Because they have the energy, skills and ideas to change society and the environment for the better. On Friday, fifty inspirational young people took their place as part of a 300-strong movement of ambassadors leading the #iwill campaign. These remarkable 10-20 year olds hail [...]
Nesta Funding Opportunity for Young People Nesta Challenges has re-launched the Longitude Explorer Prize, offering £1 million of funding and support to youth groups across the UK. It is aimed at 11-16 years old who will be provided with tools and resources to help develop innovative tech solutions to society’s biggest issues. The Prize aims to inspire entrepreneurship among a diverse range of young people and engage them with innovation. Participants are encouraged to submit ideas that use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to help people live longer (helping the older generation to stay independent and active), live better (helping people live [...]
5 ways your school can make saying #iwill more inclusive "We can and must do more to re-centre the voices pushed to the sides, to share the (extra)ordinary achievements of so many people from black communities in Britain and beyond." "A lack of role models everyone can relate to requires more than just a plaster" "Understand that this is a structural problem, rather than a problem rooted in individual young people’s ‘choices’" If you are a teacher, you will be [...]
Tahirah uses social media and her favourite sport to break down stereotypes Tariah is a weightlifter. She also happens to be an 18 year old #iwill Ambassador from Wales, a woman and a Muslim. She's breaking down barriers using her platforms to challenge stereotypes. Hear it from herself: "They think 'well, your headscarf must have an effect on your ability', but this is really not true"
Young volunteer, Tessa, 16 volunteers to support older patients at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary This is the story of Tessa Yau, who volunteers with the Royal Voluntary Service as an on-ward volunteer, recognising both the benefit her action brings to the patients she's working with as well as herself. Young volunteer, Jyoti with an older patient at Nottingham University Hospital. "I think it is so important for people to volunteer to help the NHS, as without realising it, we play a key role, alongside paid hospital staff, and make a valuable contribution [...]
Colour Blind: Short Film Colour Blind is written and performed by a group of 16-year olds from the West End of Newcastle. The piece was supported by New Writing North, and turned into a film with the support of the Virgin Money Foundation #iwill Take Action Fund. One of the writers and performers, Tessy speaks to project producer Emily Wiseman. "When people say they are Colour Blind then it comes from a well meaning place but it does much more harm than good. I understand they are trying to be nice but it ignores [...]