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Adapt the ACTive citizenship award scheme given public health considerations

What is the ACTive citizenship Award scheme? 

An award scheme to celebrate and acknowledge positive social changes children are making in their communities through active citizenship 

A toolkit to support, engage and empower children to become change makers, and to lead action on real issues they are concerned and passionate about; and curriculum guidance for teachers

Active citizenship is a process to involve pupils in learning how to take part in democracy and use their citizenship knowledge, skills and understanding to work together in trying to make a positive difference in the world around them.

Find out more about the ACTive Citizenship Award scheme here and you can read more about past projects at First News.

Given the new public health considerations, this year's ACTive citizenship award scheme will be adapted to take place in a safe and socially distanced way.

Here are some guidelines on how to adapt students projects:

-What is Active Citizenship + including examples of active citizens- powerpoint presentation

-ACTive citizenship while staying home – how to get started

-ACTive citizenship whilst staying home – booklet and guide for pupils, to complete by pupils

-ACTive citizenship knowledge organiser

Here is a great example from one of our ACT Ambassadors, Steven, whose classes have been doing Active citizenship projects in lockdown. 

Whilst in lockdown, his Year 9 classes completed an awareness raising form of Social Action.

Angelic Trouble makers is a mix of articles, podcasts and animations on an array of social issues.

Please do take a look, read, listen and watch on their Wordpress blog.


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