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14 March, 2011

Dream School teachers Alastair Campbell and Cherie Booth QC support citizenship

Last week, following his debut on Dream School, Alastair Campbell wrote a blog piece for Democratic Life on his experience teaching for Jamie Oliver’s Dream School, explaining why he thinks citizenship education is worth fighting for.

 ‘The hints that the Government is thinking about removing citizenship from the curriculum are becoming a little louder. It would be yet another mistake by Michael Gove...Whether we call it citizenship, democracy or politics, there is a need for more education in this area, not less.'

Alistair has joined the Democratic Life campaign and urged others to do the same. Democratic Life believe citizenship education is essential for preparing young people to participate in our shared democratic life and are campaigning for citizenship to remain a statutory subject in the National Curriculum. Read the full blog on the Democratic Life website.

Another Dream School alum, and a member of the Citizenship Foundation's Advisory Council, Cherie Booth QC also voiced her support for citizenship education in an interview in the Guardian on 10 March saying, ‘I strongly support not just citizenship classes but also teaching children how the law works and the many ways it affects their lives.'

 

 

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