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Case Study: ‘Cool Seas Clean Up’ MSC

2019-08-08T13:50:35+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’ MSC2019-08-08T13:50:35+01:00

Case Study: PLEDGES

2019-07-24T14:22:55+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: PLEDGES2019-07-24T14:22:55+01:00

Shipley College

2019-06-12T17:20:27+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 [...]

Shipley College2019-06-12T17:20:27+01:00

Newcastle College

2019-05-22T09:32:14+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 the movie ‘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 a trip to the Foodbank. Moved by what [...]

Newcastle College2019-05-22T09:32:14+01:00

East Kent College

2019-05-22T09:32:25+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 [...]

East Kent College2019-05-22T09:32:25+01:00

Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT)

2019-05-22T09:32:43+01:00

At Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT) we’re committed to enriching the lives of our pupils, to broaden their horizons and raise aspirations. Our ambition is for all our schools to engage and inspire pupils through our wide, varied, impactful and sustainable enrichment programme. This programme is embedded within and complements curriculum delivery, offering real opportunities for our pupils’ to develop their social, emotional and life competencies. We’re proud to be part of the #iwill campaign. Our commitment to social action comes from the heart of our ethos; specifically, our focus on educating the whole young person. In developing their character, life skills [...]

Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT)2019-05-22T09:32:43+01:00

Case Study: Yeading Junior School

2019-08-12T18:41:51+01:00

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 School2019-08-12T18:41:51+01:00

John Muir Trust | #iwill4Nature

2019-05-24T12:50:40+01:00

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 [...]

John Muir Trust | #iwill4Nature2019-05-24T12:50:40+01:00

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