In this case study, Jenny Griffiths, Education Programme Coordinator at The Marine Conservation Society, shares how they faced up to their challenges in engaging young people. This year their beach clean and citizen science project aimed at primary schools, Cool Seas Clean Up, ended up reaching 2110 young people aged 3-11 years around the UK. Engaging young people with our Beachwatch Beach Clean and Litter survey programme has been an on-going challenge for the Marine Conservation Society (MCS). Central to the programme is the Great British Beach Clean, held to coincide with the International Coastal [...]
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Young 'Special Agents of Change' from Yeading Junior School, with their head teacher Carole Jones. In recognition of the work in schools to help young people build character and resilience, the Department for Education will be relaunching the Character Awards, which highlight innovative or outstanding programmes that develop a wide variety of positive character traits. Schools will be able to enter in October, ahead of the awards ceremony in March 2020. Nominations will be considered in the following categories; school culture and ethos, curriculum and teaching; collaboration; a character champion; or delivering against the 5 Foundations [...]
The Children's Media Conference 2019 attracted over 1,250 delegates to Sheffield on 2-4 July. #iwill Ambassadors Dan and Alvin attended as BAFTA sponsored 'Changemakers', two of ten young people with something to say – campaigners, entrepreneurs, activists and artists. They intervened at the beginning of several key sessions – and came together to discuss young people, politics and activism in Kids Taking a Stand. Alvin Owusu-Fordwuo, 20, from Hackney. Alvin started his social action journey as a Debate Mate mentor, and has since founded The Advantage Group, a social enterprise that aims to improve the employability [...]
Rescuing vInspired vInspired.com is a digital hub bursting with opportunities for young people to change their lives and the lives of others. Much more than just a volunteering service, vInspired helps 14 -25 year-olds build the skills they need to progress in a career they want. At the same time, vInspired provides the means to transform local communities and provide a helping hand to charities in need. A crowfunder has been started to help rescue the platform: https://www.gofundme.com/save-vinspiredcom Head 2Work The tender process for the Team London funding opportunity, Head 2Work, is now live. Further details on the [...]
The Department for Education have launched a call for evidence on developing young people’s character both in and out of school or college. The work is being developed with the support of their Character Advisory Group, on which a number of #iwill campaign partners sit, including our co-founder and trustee Dame Julia Cleverdon. Watch Ella's short video on the consultation below. We are calling on all #iwill campaign partners to: Submit evidence to the consultation before the deadline of the 5th July, which demonstrates the value of youth social action for character development and the development [...]