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Social, civic & moral rights & responsibilities

VotesforSchools VoteTopic: COP26

Will climate change affect children's rights?

ACT are supporting VotesforSchools as they aim to get 100,000 children's voices heard for COP26. 

In the run up to the United Nations conference on climate change in Glasgow this November, COP26, VotesforSchools are working with a range of partner organisations including UNICEF UK to explore with children climate change and its effect on their rights. 

Refugee Week Lessons

The 20th June marks UN World Refugee Day, which falls in Refugee Week here in the UK (14th - 21 June).  The theme for Refugee Week this year is "We cannot walk alone". We have worked with teachers to develop two lesson plans, pupil resource sheets and teaching notes to support your teaching.

Extremism and terrorism as reported in the media - the ACT Building Resilience Project

Extremism and terrorism as reported in the media

Helen Blachford, Curriculum Leader PSCHE, led work on The ACT Building Resilience Project at Priory School in Portsmouth.

This project focused on critical thinking, problem solving and enquiry skills through three Citizenship lessons with two Year 9 classes. Pupils explored concepts of democracy, rule of law and rights and responsibilities in the context of media bias/falsification in reporting about Islam and Islamophobia.

DFE Minister pays tribute to ACT's work to support citizenship and SMSC

The role and work of the Association for Citizenship Teaching (ACT) has been commended by DFE Minister, Nick Gibb.

In recent correspondence with ACT, Nick Gibb who is the Minister of State for School Reform, has stated his appreciation of the expertise and support that ACT provides to schools and acknowledges the time and effort that goes into providing this.


The RSPCA has produced a large number of curriculum-linked resources. So far they have got over 60 lesson ideas that include teacher and pupil fact sheets, pupil activity sheets and engaging photos and pictures. Topics range from Animals and the law to Biodiversity. The topics are aimed at different age groups and cover curriculum material for Science and Citizenship Key stage 1 - 4. Many of these resources are also available in Welsh. All these resources can be found at

The Advisory Group for Citizenship Report (Crick Report)

The 'Advisory Group on the Teaching of Citizenship and Democracy in schools' published a report on 22 September 1998, often referred to as 'The Crick Report', that set out out the vision and ambition for citizenship education in England. In 1997, David Blunkett MP then Secretary of State for Education appointed Bernard Crick as chair of an advisory group to provide advice on the teaching of citizenship and democracy in schools.

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