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13 June, 2006

New Annual Review published

The latest Citizenship Foundation Annual Review has now been published. It provides and excellent introduction to our active learning competitions, participation and social action projects and practitioner support.

During the 2004/2005 academic year the Foundation launched two unique and innovative citizenship resources for practitioners. The first of its kind, Making Sense of Citizenship: A CPD Handbook provides essential guidance for those involved in the planning and delivery of citizenship education. It offers clear guidance, practical examples, case studies and training exercises designed to stimulate and encourage reflection on practice. Also released was Citizenship: Raising the Standard, a training package that provides extensive guidance on issues such as teaching controversial issues, dealing with racism in the classroom, improving class discussion and developing social and moral thinking.

In July 2005 the Foundation celebrated a successful G Week, with over 1000 schools participating nationwide. Dunking teachers, making recycled musical instruments out of junk and running raffles were just some of the ways young people chose to raise money throughout this week devoted to charitable activity. The 2005 Giving Nation Award for the most outstanding contribution to charity was awarded to Hereford Technology School in Grimsby. The group won a unique outward bound experience with young people from Israel, Palestine and America, awarded in partnership with the reconciliation charity Encompass.

Other highlights of the year included and array of outstanding entries to our National Youth Parliament Competition and our National Political Journalism Competition, lively finales of our Bar National Mock Trial Competition and our Magistrates’ Court Mock Trial Competition, Youth Act participants winning awards for their outstanding campaigns and mass distribution of the 10th Edition Young Citizens Passport, funded by the Department for Constitutional Affairs.

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