This video features interviews with Camilla, who has recently won the award 'Young Volunteer of the Year'. Camilla talks about what her activities have meant for her and people in the community.
Ask students to watch the video online, as many times as they wish, making notes in their books as they get to know Camilla: These questions may help:
How did Camilla help her community?
What did she get out of it?
When all students are familiar with the contents of the video, invite them to discuss it with the person sitting next to them. Question 7 above may be a useful prompt for this discussion.
The whole class could then share their responses to the video and the question, and begin to think about what kinds of community action they could be doing.
When students have finished, ask them to list all the forms of community action they can think of. Use their lists to plan an outside visit to a local playground or area of unused land. During the visit, discuss how this area could be improved.
Useful information on setting up community projects can be found on the websites mentioned in the video chat.
TimeBank works with the BBC to inspire people to give time to their local communities. For more information visit www.timebank.org.uk
Encourage students to explore active citizenship with the Get Involved section. There are examples of citizenship action by other schools. They can 'Go off on a tangent!' with audio and video clips, find out more on 'Get the lowdown' or test themselves with the quizzes. Students who finish early can add their own ideas about community action on the messageboard.