Parliament’s Education Service wants young people to tell Parliament what new law they would make by producing either a 3 minute short film, a 200-500 word script or a 5–10 frame storyboard.
Yesterday was the final day to respond to the last bit of the Government’s consultation on its controversial and rushed reworking of the National Curriculum. We have been actively involved with the Democratic Life consortium which has been using this opportunity to campaign for the strengthening of the Citizenship curriculum. As well as contributing to Democratic Life’s response to the consultation we wrote a response on behalf of the Smart School Councils Community. We used the response submitted by involver, below, to reinforce what they both said:
Do you use your school council to support and challenge your school. What happens when students and Ofsted disagree?
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Involver’s response to the National Curriculum consultation. We argue for stronger Citizenship with skills and active citizenship alongside knowledge.
That Citizenship stays in the National Curriculum is very important, but it needs to see that active citizenship is far more than volunteering.