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Active Citizenship

 

Citizenship encourages student's not only to learn about events going on throughout the world, but it also prompts students to actively respond to these in recognising their social responsibility to others.

 

Students within the school encounter many people working to promote human rights and address environmental concerns through different organisations. Opportunities for charity work in the form of fundraising and volunteering are regularly made available, students are also encouraged to raise awareness of local and global issues both within the school and the wider community as a mean to prompting change.

 

Examples of organisation that students currently get involved with include:

  • Refugee Aid
  • Amnesty International
  • Water Aid
  • CND Peace International
  • Solutions not Sides (Israeli-Palestinian conflict resolution)
  • Oxfam
  • Mind
  • Alzheimer's Society
  • Samaritans
  • Forward
  • Freedom
  • The National Council of Women

 

We recognise that education is ultimately about empowering students to play their role in bringing about the change they want to see in the world. Citizenship is built into areas of study throughout the school curriculum to provide opportunities for this now as well as giving them the skills to do this in the future.