Referendum blues? Spark refreshing debate in school in these final days of the campaign

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The EU referendum debate is at fever pitch. Campaigners are trying to persuade us one way or the other, appealing to our sensitivities around controversial issues such as immigration, economics and sovereignty. It’s hard to know the best decision, especially as Continue reading

Tax Facts: free facts, about tax, to prepare your students for life after school

Tax Facts: And introduction to tax from HMRC aimed at 14-17 year-olds.

Tax is one of those subjects that has rarely been taught in schools and yet it’s an area that many young people say they want to understand more about. A lack of knowledge and understanding worries many of them because Continue reading

Prince Charles’ #iWill reminds schools to start social action young

CEO Andy makes our pledge at the second anniversary of #iWill

Yesterday I attended the uplifting second anniversary of #iWill – the campaign to get 60% of young people engaging in meaningful social action in their communities by 2020. The campaign’s patron Prince Charles made an impassioned call for more people Continue reading

It’s time we stopped being shocked when we meet enthusiastic young citizens, says a teacher

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Public petitioning power comes to Parliament

Government members are delighted when they meet young people that are informed and enthusiastic citizens, one teacher discovered when she took a few to the Conservative Party Conference. Yet, citizenship education is often undervalued in schools. This must change, says Sarah Continue reading