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

Tories must make better use of their national curriculum, a teacher will tell conference-goers

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Prime Minister David Cameron talks at Conservative Party Conference in 2014.

The Conservative government wants schools to tackle British values and extremism, but seems to forget it has a citizenship curriculum purpose-built for exploring such things. That’s why a Cheshire teacher is going to the Party Conference next week. Sarah Maile teaches at a secondary school Continue reading

Hosavidahundi (Continued)

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Finished henna

We stayed the night at the Hosavidahundi village in Karnataka. In the morning we met the ICS volunteers again and had some porridge with them. After that we walked up to the school playground and helped them with creating a Continue reading

Hosavidahundi

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Gemma 2

On Tuesday morning we set off for the rural village of Hosavidahundi arrving at 11 o’clock. We were greeted by the whole village and the team of Raleigh International Citizen Service (ICS) volunteers with garlands of flowers. Currently, there are 583 people living Continue reading