- Library Book Boy
"No-one is born a good citizen; no nation is born a democracy. Rather, both are processes that continue to evolve over a lifetime. Young people must be included from birth. A society that cuts off from its youth severs its lifeline."
"Students have a first-rate understanding of what constitutes a healthy life style, and opportunities to take part in sport and a wide range of recreational activities allow them to put this into practice. Other health issues, such as keeping safe and eating healthily are very effectively taught as part of the excellent citizenship programme. Students put their good knowledge to excellent effect."
Citizenship gives students the knowledge, skills and understanding to play an effective role in society at local, national and international levels. It helps them to become informed, thoughtful and responsible citizens who are aware of their duties and rights. It promotes their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, making them more self-confident and responsible both in and beyond the classroom.
Citizenship encourages students to play a helpful part in the life of their school, neighboourhood, community and the wider world. It also teaches them about our economy and democratic institutions and values, encourages respect for differnt national, religious and ethnic identies, and develops students' ability to reflect on issues and take part in discussions.