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BBC Bitesize spotlights #iwill Ambassadors

2019-11-20T17:00:09+00:00

BBC Bitesize highlight the power of youth social action in collaboration with #iwill Ambassadors BBC Bitesize is telling the stories of #iwill Ambassadors Dara, Billie, Bradley and Sophia to help other young people understand the incredible transformative power of social action - not only for the communities and people the action helps, but also on the young people taking action themselves. We've been working with BBC Bitesize over the last few months to bring to life some of the incredible stories and experiences of our #iwill Ambassadors, as part of their wider [...]

BBC Bitesize spotlights #iwill Ambassadors2019-11-20T17:00:09+00:00

Case Study: Scottish School Children Protect the Environment

2019-10-24T11:27:05+00:00

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 Environment2019-10-24T11:27:05+00:00

Case Study: Working together to make a difference

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

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+00:00

How-to: Research from Henley Business School

2019-10-15T17:07:04+00:00

Improve school performance, enhance student wellbeing, and increase teacher engagement by embedding social action in the curriculum By Alexandra Bamburova (MBA), Henley Business School, University of Reading "Social action gives students the mentality, ‘Oh, I can do something for someone else and I am doing it. This makes me feel really good’." Involvement in social action can help young people develop skills and real-life experiences and gives them inspiration and belief that they can make a difference. In some schools, however, social action is viewed as something ‘nice to [...]

How-to: Research from Henley Business School2019-10-15T17:07:04+00:00

Youth Voice: The Big Hospital Experiment

2019-10-25T13:37:14+00:00

The BBC’s Big Hospital Experiment has revealed the grit and determination of young people who want to support the NHS and make a positive contribution to society. Gabrielle Matthews, 2018 #iwill Ambassador writes: #iwill Ambassador, Gabrielle Matthews "The reactions of others to their efforts have chimed with my expectations - with patients and staff underestimating their true potential - but what they have achieved is both heartening and surprising." Young volunteers at University Hospitals Nottingham BBC 2’s Big Hospital Experiment, which aired throughout September, followed [...]

Youth Voice: The Big Hospital Experiment2019-10-25T13:37:14+00:00

Leytonstone School

2019-10-07T09:21:51+00:00

School looking to embed social action into the PSHE curriculum. Pledge: To put social action at the heart of my school. I will ensure that social action is embedded throughout or school PSHE curriculum giving students the opportunity to increase their well being and feel empowered through social action.  

Leytonstone School2019-10-07T09:21:51+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: Intergenerational Volunteering

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

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+00:00

Case Study: Canal & River Trust

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

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+00:00

Case Study: Nottingham Hospital’s Summer School

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

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+00:00

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