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6 June, 2006

Sign up now for G-Week 2006

Preparations for G-Week, Giving Nationís national school charity action week from 3rdĖ7th July 2006 are now in full swing. Giving Nation, the web-based project run by the Citizenship Foundation to promote giving among young people is inviting secondary schools to sign up now to take part this July.

Schools can register by returning the faxback form they should have received this week. Schools can also request free Giving Nation resource packs by calling 0207 566 4152.

Last year 1,000 schools got involved in a number of different ways. From using G-Nationís themed lesson and assembly plans, to organising fundraising, volunteering or campaigning activities.

Schools can also enter the G-Nation Awards by recording their charity work from over the last year on an on-line diary on the G-Nation website. There are eight prizes of a trip to London and £1,000 to be won, and an overall prize to take part in a unique charity experience run by the National Trust (see 5 below).

Zoe Bowden, a teacher who took part last year commented: "We've been involved in a whole range of charities from local charities right through to Holocaust Day and World Aids Day, enabling us to look at the global picture. The whole school is able to take part. Charity is a part of our citizenship curriculum and G Week is a big part of our citizenship programme."

Giving Nation is anticipating a high participation in G-Week this year, with schools recognising the benefit pupilsí charitable involvement can have on the school and external communities.

For your FREE Giving Nation resource pack, or details of how you can get involved in GWeek, or to enter the awards please call 0207 566 4152.

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