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Organising a global project

All it takes to organise a school level citizenship project is a good idea. You see something that needs to be done and you act on it.

The best projects are whole school, because they involve everyone - students across year groups, teachers, parents, governors.

Action points:
Share your idea with as many people as possible.
Write it down so it becomes an action plan.
Decide who needs to be persuaded - and set about this tactfully!
Set up a task group or action committee to co-ordinate the project.
Decide a set of realistic targets - and stick to them!
Decide how you will evaluate your success.
Let people know what you have achieved by using available media.
Agree what to do next as active school citizens.

To get ideas for your project, learn from these schools in the United Kingdom. The 6 projects here are examples of young citizens taking action at global levels, learning with other communities or tackling issues of international concern:

Link to Ghana for cultural diversity - Downlands Community School
Link to South Africa for school councils - Linton School
Fair trade issues against poverty - Diss High School; Hampstead School
Support for Amnesty International - Southfields Community College

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