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Giving Young People a Voice

Alex Michaels is a Councillor on the Three Rivers District Council.

I’ve now chaired Three Rivers District Council's Youth Council for just over a year, and it’s amazing how much you can achieve working with young people in such a short amount of time. Since having our first meeting in October 2017, the fifteen schools we have worked with have impressed us no end with the progress they have made in the community projects we discussed less than three terms ago.

Inspiring tomorrow's leaders

Alex Michaels is a Councillor on the Three Rivers District Council.

There’s a lot of debate about the state of British democracy and values at the moment, and as Chairman of Three Rivers District Council Youth Council I’ve really enjoyed seeing first-hand how engaging young people in citizenship and the role of government encourages them to take an interest and play a more active role in society.

Citizenship lesson plan inspiration - respecting the rights and freedoms of others

This blog was written by Victoria Marston, co-author of Citizenship Today for Edexcel GCSE 4th Edition, for the 2016 specification. It was originally published on the Collins Secondary Freedom to Teach website.

A View on the ACT National Conference 2017

Greg Dawson is a Citizenship teacher at Garth Hill College.

On Tuesday 4 July, I attended the ACT National Conference at Middlesex University. As my first piece of non-compulsory CPD (just finishing my NQT year), I really wasn’t too sure what to expect, however I found the conference incredibly useful and interesting. The day was broken up into a number of different style events, including keynote addresses, sofa conversations with Q&As and workshops.

The ACT Building Resilience Project - A Case Study

Scott Amott is Head of Citizenship and PFL at Heanor Gate Science College. This article was first published in the Autumn 2016 issue of ACT's journal 'Teaching Citizenship'.

Can Schools Make Society More Cohesive?

Guest blogger Loic Menzies is Director of LKMco, the education and youth 'think and action-tank', and a Tutor for Canterbury Christ Church University’s Faculty of Education.

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