Yesterday (3 March) the Citizenship Foundation had a front page mention and two news stories in SecEd.
SecEd reported on the Giving Nation award winners trip to the Gambia and their experiences of sustainable agriculture and tourism in the country. The young people visited various communities and ecotourism initiatives including a snake farm and farming cooperatives. You can read more personal stories from the young people on the Giving Nation blog.
The students received their Giving Nation Award in October 2010 on behalf of the school for their efforts and outstanding commitment to charity and community action in their local area. The trip took place in February and they have returned full of ideas about how they can contribute to the global movement to fight poverty in their local communities.
The Democratic Life coverage came at just the right time to help us encourage more people to submit evidence to the up coming curriculum review. Democratic Life is campaigning for citizenship education to remain a statutory subject in the National Curriculum.