Case Study

Case Study: Youth Volunteering at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

2020-09-11T13:39:37+01:00

"Educators need to have more confidence in volunteering opportunities" CW+, the charity at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital reflect on their visit from the #iwill Fund Leadership Board and the opportunities and challenges of working with schools and colleges to promote youth social action. "Work experience by nature can be passive, whereas volunteering is a dynamic and live role affording volunteers the opportunity to build interpersonal skills and confidence." Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and our charity CW+ were delighted to welcome the #iwill Fund Leadership board for a [...]

Case Study: Youth Volunteering at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital2020-09-11T13:39:37+01:00

Case Study: ‘Cool Seas Clean Up’ MSC

2020-09-11T13:40:37+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’ MSC2020-09-11T13:40:37+01:00

Case Study: PLEDGES

2020-09-11T13:41:12+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: PLEDGES2020-09-11T13:41:12+01:00

Case Study: Co-op Academies

2020-09-11T13:47:17+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 Academies2020-09-11T13:47:17+01:00

Case Study: Our Bright Future

2020-09-11T13:47:51+01:00

Putting young people at the heart of political influence Roberta Antonaci is the Policy and Campaigns Manager at Our Bright Future. Funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, Our Bright Future is formed of 31 projects across the UK. Each project is helping young people aged 11-24 gain vital skills and experience and improve their wellbeing. At the same time, they act as catalysts for delivering change for their local environment and community; whilst contributing to a greener economy. Last March, we organised a parliamentary reception in Westminster to give a platform to 54 young people from Our Bright Future [...]

Case Study: Our Bright Future2020-09-11T13:47:51+01:00

Case Study: Shipley College

2020-09-11T13:49:23+01:00

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 College2020-09-11T13:49:23+01:00

Case Study: Victoria Academy

2020-09-11T13:49:36+01:00

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: Newcastle College & West End Foodbank

2020-09-11T13:56:51+01:00

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 Foodbank2020-09-11T13:56:51+01:00

Case Study: East Kent College

2020-09-11T13:57:32+01:00

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 College2020-09-11T13:57:32+01:00

Case Study: ProjectScotland

2020-09-11T13:58:03+01:00

ProjectScotland has been empowering young people to engage in social action for more than a decade. We support young people in Scotland to contribute to their local communities through volunteering. We’ve designed a fully supported system for our volunteers that gives each volunteer the best chance to make the most of their experience. This includes pairing our volunteers with their own personal mentor. Over the last couple of years we realised even more could be done to support Scotland’s young people to shape not only their communities but also our organisation. Through our work with young people we’ve developed new projects [...]

Case Study: ProjectScotland2020-09-11T13:58:03+01:00
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