Norfolk school helps Cherie Booth QC launch essential guide to the law for young citizens
Thorpe St Andrew School, Norwich, will help Cherie Booth QC to launch the new edition of the Young Citizens Passport at the House of Lords on 13 March.Four students from the school will be interviewed at the event by Michael Brunson OBE about their impressions of this best-selling guide to the law for young people. Produced by the Citizenship Foundation and published by Hodder Stoughton, the Passport has sold more than half a million copies through seven editions since 1994. This year, through a partnership with the Duke of Edinburghs Award and the Human Rights Unit, 30 free copies have been sent to every state secondary school in England and Wales, a total of 125,000 books. Written in a no-nonsense, accessible style, the attractive pocket-sized book provides clear explanations of the law and social institutions, practical advice on what to do if things go wrong and a comprehensive list of useful addresses and telephone numbers. It is an essential reference text for every young person, and provides excellent support for Citizenship education in schools. Teaching guidance will be available on a new dedicated website at www.teachcitizenship.co.uk. Danielle Cashley, of Thorpe St Andrew School, says The Young Citizens Passport is good because it's informative. It's not too dry and its easy to read. It's not trying to be funny and patronise young people.