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Case Study: Co-op Academies


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 Academies2019-07-01T09:50:47+01:00

Victoria Academy


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 [...]

Victoria Academy2019-06-10T17:19:32+01:00

John Muir Trust | #iwill4Nature


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

The Scouts – A Million Hands


Nearly 75% of Scouts support their communities at least once a week. It’s a powerful force for good, but not all young people get the same opportunity. Research from ComRes found that 82% of 12-24 year olds want to take part in social action, yet only 36% believe they have the chance to do so. This means the UK could be missing out on as much as 15.4 million hours of youth volunteering each month. The will is there; it’s just the opportunities they lack. If we can provide these opportunities – prioritising quality as well as scale and reach – [...]

The Scouts – A Million Hands2019-05-22T09:33:33+01:00

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