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Case Study: Lapage Primary School

2019-11-27T20:04:23+00:00

Making youth social action part of school culture Lapage Primary School write about their experience prioritising youth social action in education by embedding it into their day-to-day. Our social action project began with our vision to promote active citizenship, as part of our school improvement plan of 2017-2018. From this we developed a plan for what meaningful active citizenship would look like in the school. We used this in consultations with middle leaders, senior leaders, parents/carers, governors and students. The result was a project that linked each year group to [...]

Case Study: Lapage Primary School2019-11-27T20:04:23+00:00

#iwill Ambassador blog: Five tips to make opportunities inclusive

2019-11-18T19:11:25+00:00

Are your social action opportunities inclusive enough? Charli is an #iwill Ambassador and student from Birmingham.  Here, she gives organisations her five tips for making your social action opportunities more inclusive. You can read Charli’s #iwill Ambassador profile here, or see what she’s up to on Twitter at @charli_c_. “The best way to know if your work or organisation is inclusive is simply by asking! Consult young disabled people, consult young people of colour, consult young LGBTQ+ people, consult us all.” “If an event isn’t accessible, it isn’t fair – [...]

#iwill Ambassador blog: Five tips to make opportunities inclusive2019-11-18T19:11:25+00:00

How-to Guide: Fearless Futures

2019-10-07T13:49:59+00:00

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 [...]

How-to Guide: Fearless Futures2019-10-07T13:49:59+00:00

Case Study: ‘Cool Seas Clean Up’ MSC

2019-09-18T09:46:32+00:00

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 [...]

Case Study: ‘Cool Seas Clean Up’ MSC2019-09-18T09:46:32+00:00

Case Study: PLEDGES

2019-09-18T09:46:32+00:00

Swavesey Village College: Where social action is part of every students' education Georgina Curtis, Assistant Headteacher at Swavesey Village College, a secondary school in Cambridgeshire, writes about how they've embedded social action into education for all of their 1317 students. Every student will have participated in a volunteering experience before they leave us, and by embedding youth social action into the structure of the school we have made it part of daily life. To provide focus and recognise achievements, we use the PLEDGES model: P – Participation L – Leadership E – Environmental D [...]

Case Study: PLEDGES2019-09-18T09:46:32+00:00

Case Study: Shipley College

2019-09-18T09:46:57+00:00

Shipley College is a small general further education (GFE) college in Saltaire, near Bradford. Saltaire’s is culturally and ethnically diverse and this is reflected in our students. The area has significant social and economic deprivation, while youth unemployment is the highest in Yorkshire. As a college we work hard to enrich the students’ experience and develop their skills, while nurturing strong relationships in the community.  We empower students to get involved in social action and causes that benefit not only local communities but also the students themselves. Every year our students support local events such as Tour de Yorkshire, World [...]

Case Study: Shipley College2019-09-18T09:46:57+00:00

Case Study: Newcastle College & West End Foodbank

2019-09-26T14:30:28+00:00

Newcastle West End Foodbank opened in March 2013 and has grown to be one of the largest in the UK, feeding more than 40,000 people last year. Students from Newcastle College Health and Social Care Level 1 programme first became involved in supporting the Foodbank in 2017. Their inspiration came from a tutorial session in which they explored aspects of social deprivation and watched clips from Ken Loach's movie about the welfare system, ‘I, Daniel Blake’, which features the West End Foodbank. The students wanted to learn more and find out how they could help, so they took [...]

Case Study: Newcastle College & West End Foodbank2019-09-26T14:30:28+00:00

Case Study: East Kent College

2019-09-18T09:46:57+00:00

Serving communities is central to the EKC Group’s mission. To make sure it delivers for them, our family of five colleges and three business units have made youth social action part of their annual calendar, and a part of every student’s timetable. Throughout the year, staff and students are encouraged to engage in a self-directed social action project during our two ‘Community Weeks’. These weeks give dedicated time to staff and students to deliver social action projects within their local community, helping ensure students feel connected to their area. The learners themselves lead the social action projects. This lets them take [...]

Case Study: East Kent College2019-09-18T09:46:57+00:00

Case Study: Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT)

2019-09-18T09:46:57+00:00

Multi-academy trust putting social action at its core Ormiston Academies Trust are making social action a vital part of education for all of its 29,000 pupils across England “I love meeting with my #iwill pupils - it reminds me why I became a teacher – there’s no prouder feeling than sitting back and watching them get excited over what they’re planning. It’s an incredible opportunity for staff and pupils to collaborate and do something that makes a difference in so many ways.”  Andrea Connolly, teacher at Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy “The work [...]

Case Study: Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT)2019-09-18T09:46:57+00:00

Case Study: Yeading Junior School

2019-09-18T09:47:21+00:00

Yeading Junior School: Special Agents of Change At Yeading Junior School, we consider all staff and children to be Agents of Change – people who are ready to take action in support of others, both locally and globally. Special Agents of Change are children who’ve shown a powerful desire to lead change, in and out of school. Some have already been able to demonstrate the difference they’ve made. These inspirational young people understand the process of doing good and recognise the impact it has on themselves. This recognition spurs them on to do even [...]

Case Study: Yeading Junior School2019-09-18T09:47:21+00:00

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