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How can we start a grassroots development? Lesson 5 of 6

Key stage 3 (ages 11-14) • Active Citizenship • Lesson and support materials

How can we start a grassroots development?

This lesson is part 5 of a sequence of 6 lessons addressing the key enquiry: Who has the power to bring about change in our community?

In the final two lessons of this scheme of work, students bring together and put into practice what they have learnt about community needs, NGOs, funding for community projects and grassroots developments. Working in groups, they identify an issue to tackle in their local community, plan a grassroots development and prepare a bid outline. They then prepare a 90-second pitch for a grant to start the grassroots development. Throughout, there is a strong focus on Citizenship skills.

Students will work towards answering the following questions:
  1. How can we create a bid for funding for a grassroots development?
  2. What do we want to achieve from our grassroots development?
  3. What action do we need to take to achieve our goals?
  4. What skills do we need in order to create an effective bid outline and pitch?
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