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Citizenship helps young people to play an effective role in public life. They learn about rights, responsibilities, the law and democracy.
It encourages respect for people of all nationalities, religions and ethnic identities.

Citizenship aims to give young people a voice with which they can change their world in an appropriate way.

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Sunday, 2 November 2008


Last half term, students throughout the school explored their Rights and Responsibilities in the context of Human Rights. It was the 50th anniversary of the UN Declaration on Human Rights, so this was a really topical set of lessons.

Year 7 students explored their new school rules while year 8 created a perfect island with all the things a community would need to make sure that they had full access to their Human Rights.

Year 9 explored how poverty affects people's ability to access their human rights and were very touched by a video from Teachers' TV about child poverty in the US.

If you would like to see this film for yourself,click here

Year 10 students explored the kind of consequences we would face if we didn't have rules to protect us and year 11 looked at how our own behaviour sometimes affects the Human Rights of the people around us.

This half term brings us a new area for inquiry: Identity and Diversity

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