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Case Study: Working together to make a difference

2019-10-18T12:18:15+01:00

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 difference2019-10-18T12:18:15+01:00

How-to Guide: Fearless Futures

2019-10-07T13:49:59+01:00

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+01:00

Case Study: Intergenerational Volunteering

2019-10-07T13:50:26+01:00

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 [...]

Case Study: Intergenerational Volunteering2019-10-07T13:50:26+01:00

Case Study: UK Youth Voice

2019-09-18T09:46:31+01:00

Involving young people in the design and delivery of UK Youth’s activities and empowering them to become active citizens and create positive change is embedded throughout our work. At the heart of our organisation is UK Youth Voice, an inspiring and energetic group of young people aged 16-25 who represent every region and nation of the UK. Together they form our National Steering Board who influence change at a local and national level. These young people are fundamental to everything we do at UK Youth, feeding into our strategy and overall direction. Three sit on our Board of Trustees, while [...]

Case Study: UK Youth Voice2019-09-18T09:46:31+01:00

Case Study: Canal & River Trust

2019-10-15T09:59:08+01:00

The Canal & River Trust is a waterways and wellbeing charity. Specifically, we’re here to care for and protect 2,000 miles of waterways, and to promote their use by the people who live around them. We believe life is better by water. As waterways flow through some of the most diverse and often deprived communities, there’s enormous potential for them to contribute to the wellbeing of individuals, communities and society. Since we launched in 2012 we’ve grown youth engagement from a single project to a national priority, changing our culture to become ‘youth fit’. We’re proud to be one of [...]

Case Study: Canal & River Trust2019-10-15T09:59:08+01:00

Case Study: Nottingham Hospital’s Summer School

2019-09-18T09:46:32+01:00

Nottingham University Hospital: Youth Volunteering Summer School Youth Volunteering Manager at Nottingham University Hospitals, Liz Charalambous reflects why they worked with young people to create their summer school, supported by the Pears #iwill Fund. "My favourite thing about volunteering is that I get the opportunity to make patients feel at ease at a time that is incredibly scary and anxious" "We ensured that the enigmatic and often elusive ‘sweet spot’ of benefits to all could be achieved as everyone stood to gain from the project." [...]

Case Study: Nottingham Hospital’s Summer School2019-09-18T09:46:32+01:00

Case Study: A Home-Grown Curriculum

2019-09-18T09:46:32+01:00

Liverpool school using nature to support cross-curriculum teaching Trees for Cities and Blessed Sacrament Primary School write about how they're using environmental social action to support cross-curriculum teaching. "Get the children outside to learn in the garden. It will benefit them, the teachers, and the wider school community" Liverpool’s Blessed Sacrament Catholic Primary School has been getting green-fingered over the past few months. Last year they partnered with environmental charity Trees for Cities to create a magnificent Edible Playground, transforming their grounds into a vibrant outdoor teaching [...]

Case Study: A Home-Grown Curriculum2019-09-18T09:46:32+01:00

Case Study: ‘Cool Seas Clean Up’ MSC

2019-09-18T09:46:32+01:00

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+01:00

Case Study: PLEDGES

2019-09-18T09:46:32+01:00

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+01:00

Case Study: Co-op Academies

2019-09-18T09:46:32+01:00

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 Academies2019-09-18T09:46:32+01:00