Schools Improving Their Communities


Making School-based Social Action a Success 02 February 2021 Image of Yeading Junior School Pupils at the 2018 #iwill Welcome Event Team London Young Ambassadors is the Mayor of London’s volunteering programme which works in partnership with schools to connect young Londoners with their communities through social action. Since 2013, over 450,000 young people have improved their school and communities by setting up projects on issues they really care about, such as LGBTQ+, food poverty, bullying and refugees. They are also taking action on key Mayoral priorities, including air quality and the environment, serious youth [...]

Schools Improving Their Communities2021-02-19T16:03:43+00:00

Case Study: Scottish School Children Protect the Environment


Our Lady's 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 [...]

Case Study: Scottish School Children Protect the Environment2020-09-11T13:12:28+01:00

Case Study: Working together to make a difference


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 [...]

Case Study: Working together to make a difference2020-09-11T13:13:52+01:00

Case Study: Co-op Academies


Co-op Academies Community Apprentice Programme Micaela, from Envision writes about their work inspiring social action in education with the Co-op Academies as part of the Co-op Foundation #iwill Fund. From mental health and period poverty to the environment and LGBTQ+ rights, 80 students from six Co-op Academies, as part of the Community Apprentice programme, have reached over 4000 young people through their inventive social action projects. Working in partnership with the Co-op Academies Trust, funded by the Co-op Foundation and #iwill Fund, we launched a pilot to deliver our successful Community Apprentice [...]

Case Study: Co-op Academies2020-09-11T13:47:17+01:00

Case Study: Victoria Academy


Case Study: Barrow-in-Furness CCG and local primary schools Victoria Academy in Barrow-in-Furness have built a successful track history of engaging their students in research in recent years; bringing businesses and schools together to develop meaningful learning opportunities, anchored in life beyond the school gates. So, it was no surprise when their local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) came to them to explore how children could be involved in improving the health of their community. The area struggles with high levels of obesity and has one of the worst mortality rates in the UK. Public Health interventions that the CCG had [...]

Case Study: Victoria Academy2020-09-11T13:49:36+01:00

Case Study: John Muir Trust | #iwill4Nature


People of all backgrounds, but especially young people, enjoy and value exploring their relationship with wild places by taking responsibility through social action. They benefit from the challenge and adventure of being in wild places: by increasing their environmental awareness; by increasing their knowledge and skills; by sharing the experience with others; by having opportunities to show compassion and take responsibility for change – and take pride in their achievement. Our planet improves too – locally, nationally and internationally. Maintaining, improving and restoring wild places is good for the health of our local communities. It [...]

Case Study: John Muir Trust | #iwill4Nature2020-09-11T14:02:22+01:00

Case Study: The Scouts – A Million Hands


Nearly 75% of Scouts support their communities at least once a week. It’s a powerful force for good, but not all young people get the same opportunity. Research from ComRes found that 82% of 12-24 year olds want to take part in social action, yet only 36% believe they have the chance to do so. This means the UK could be missing out on as much as 15.4 million hours of youth volunteering each month. The will is there; it’s just the opportunities they lack. If we can provide these opportunities – prioritising quality as well as scale and reach – [...]

Case Study: The Scouts – A Million Hands2020-09-11T14:02:53+01:00

Case Study – University Students & Primaries: Laureus Sport for Good


Photos by Alex Wilkinson Media.  Karina Enrile, University of Nottingham, Student Volunteer: I have been given the great opportunity of volunteering weekly in a local Primary school in Nottingham. Every week, myself and a group of fellow volunteers run after-school sessions, often ran like P.E lessons. What we do that’s different, however, is we tailor our sessions around developing certain skills that the children can take with them into secondary schools and later life. For example, we focus our activities on building team working skills, leadership skills and communication skills. We encourage the children [...]

Case Study – University Students & Primaries: Laureus Sport for Good2020-09-11T14:14:39+01:00
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