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Case Study: Lapage Primary School

2019-11-27T20:04:23+00:00

Making youth social action part of school culture Lapage Primary School write about their experience prioritising youth social action in education by embedding it into their day-to-day. Our social action project began with our vision to promote active citizenship, as part of our school improvement plan of 2017-2018. From this we developed a plan for what meaningful active citizenship would look like in the school. We used this in consultations with middle leaders, senior leaders, parents/carers, governors and students. The result was a project that linked each year group to [...]

Case Study: Lapage Primary School2019-11-27T20:04:23+00:00

BBC Bitesize spotlights #iwill Ambassadors

2019-11-22T14:06:15+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 Ambassadors2019-11-22T14:06:15+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

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

Supporting Youth Social Action in School: #iwill Fund Learning Hub

2019-09-16T14:07:37+00:00

Supporting youth social action in schools The #iwill Fund Learning Hub explores how best funders and youth social action delivery organisations can best support youth social action in schools "Youth social action leaders can become champions in their own networks, and spread the message on how to deliver youth social action really well" The report was produced, in partnership with Renaisi, as part of Dartington’s Service Design Lab’s work leading the #iwill Fund Learning Hub, working with #iwill Fund Match Funders, education professionals, and delivery organisations to understand the barriers and [...]

Supporting Youth Social Action in School: #iwill Fund Learning Hub2019-09-16T14:07:37+00:00

Reflections on a final Education Summit

2019-09-16T14:07:38+00:00

Adam Ramgoolie,#iwill Ambassador and founder of Get2Learn, has been chair of our Education Summit for over a year. Find him on Twitter @RamgoolieAdam. The final #iwill Education Summit of this academic year proved to be a fruitful and exciting one! Following exciting announcements from Ofsted to firmly recognise the importance of wellbeing and the social action in their inspection framework, we have moved on to addressing the Department for Education’s new commitment to character! Through consultations with national organisations as well as roundtables with #iwill ambassadors, we have helped to shape how the DfE [...]

Reflections on a final Education Summit2019-09-16T14:07:38+00:00

Character and Youth Social Action

2019-09-16T14:07:38+00:00

Evidence from the #iwill campaign for DfE's written call for evidence on Character There is lots of evidence from across the #iwill campaign that demonstrates the power social action has to develop and empower young people to be compassionate, active citizens, and, in turn, the impact this can have on communities. Below is a summary of top lines for demonstrating the impact social action has and how it develops young people’s character and transforms communities.  This summary is with thanks to #iwill partners across sectors, particularly those in research and education. The post includes: What are the benefits of youth [...]

Character and Youth Social Action2019-09-16T14:07:38+00:00

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