To inspire intellectual curiosity and wonder through a Global Citizenship programme that prepares students to take a full part in the real World. The Global Citizenship course enables students to understand their rights but to be aware of their responsibilities and encourages them to be passionate about their beliefs, while providing them with the means to make a difference to the World that they will inherit by being more aware of how to campaign for change, all balanced with an understanding of Earth Charter principles.
Key contact: Mr Chris Sykes
For the Enthusiast
[Years 7 to 11]. Get involved in a Free the Children campaign: http://www.freethechildren.com/get-involved/campaigns/ - there are a variety of campaigns running at any one time and you could join one individually or try to encourage your classmates or even the whole school to join in!
[Years 11 – 13] Do some volunteering with the National Citizen Service: http://www.ncsyes.co.uk/ National Citizen Service (NCS) is open to all 16 and 17-year-olds in England. It helps you build your skills for work and life, while you take on new challenges and meet new friends. It runs in the spring, summer and autumn. You’ll have a short time away from home and take part in a team project that will help your community. NCS brings together young people from different backgrounds and helps them develop greater confidence, self-awareness and responsibility. It encourages personal and social development by working on skills like leadership, teamwork and communication. Participants develop a social action project to deal with a local issue they’re passionate about, and spend 30 hours putting the project into action in their community.
Here are some examples of books that can stimulate Gifted and Talented students in Citizenship. This is not meant to be a comprehensive list, just a few examples.
‘A Long Walk to Freedom’ (Nelson Mandela)
‘Free the Children’ (Craig Kielburger)
‘The Diary of Anne Frank’
Free the Children: http://www.freethechildren.com/
National Citizen Service: http://www.ncsyes.co.uk/
Ollie Furnival’s Citizenship Resources: http://www.citizenshipresources.co.uk/gifted-and-talented/gifted-and-talented/21/
This Is What Our Students Have To Say...
Why students enjoy the subject.
“I have enjoyed learning about how Britain is represented and what makes Britain such as the Houses of Parliament and the Royal family.”
An account of a lesson, the course, a visit or speaker that really inspired them.
"The visiting speaker really explained to me about how people with mental health problems have been treated in the past and how, even today, some people don’t get a great deal. Her talk made me realise that it can be hard for local councils to decide how to spend their money and that sometimes charities have to fill in the gaps.”