Activities developed by Programmes and Edge Future Learning help students consider what issues they care about, the root causes of the problems they see in their community, and the impact they want to have. The first draft bids show a range of brilliant ideas developed by Creative Education Trust students, including a reading bus offering texts mirroring the diversity of the community, a youth club, community gardens to address food poverty, initiatives to support positive mental health and wellbeing, others to protect the environment from litter and pollution, and projects promoting equality and allyship. We’ve been impressed by fantastic contributions and enthusiasm from students.
Sandip Dosanjh, project lead at Hart, reported that her students are “absolutely dedicated to becoming changemakers in their town” as they plan the ‘Celebration of Difference’ event in partnership with Rugeley Town Council.
“ I feel this can last, and really give us something to be proud of as a school.”
Engaging with the local community is an essential requirement of Our Town.