Global citizenship and critical thinking were key elements of this three-year collaborative project

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Improvement in PE and sport can have cross curricular benefits across a pupil’s school career. Lisa Symonds looks at how a rejuvenated look at sport had a positive impact on SEN and G&T students, as well as on PSHE and self-confidence, at three schools across the UK

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The ASDAN curriculum offers pupils a unique opportunity to achieve recognition for personal and social development skills. Chief Executive Roger White charts the development and benefits of this curriculum framework and explains why it is as relevant today as when it started

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How can you create an exciting series of citizenship lessons that will develop knowledge and understanding amongst your key stage 3 students? Catherine Johnson discusses her successes

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This citizenship assembly explains the concept of Fairtrade, setting it in the context of what we mean by “fairness” in our dealings with other people.

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This SEAL activity for key stage 3 encourages students to celebrate success and achievement

Helping primary students engage with the key stage 2 citizenship curriculum can be challenging. One tactic is to use sport as a vehicle for understanding rules and fairness. This example looks at cricket

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Human rights is the focus of this assembly, as Brian Radcliffe invites students to consider the 60th birthday of the launch of the UNUDHR, discussing its relevance today and why it is important for young people to be aware of it

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What is the role of personal and social development, or PSHE, in delivering national outcomes for children and young people? Marilyn Tew, chair of NSCoPSE discusses

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This secondary citizenship assembly acts as an introduction to Black History Month, while examining the value of studying history in general. It also tells the story of the first black person to drive a London bus, Joe Clough

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What does it means to be British? In this citizenship assembly for key stages 3, 4, and 5, students are invited to consider national identity, in the light of the government’s proposal for a “British” bank holiday

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The statistics regarding childhood health and overweight children are alarming, says Roger Smith. Here are some practical suggestions to promote healthy eating habits in children

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Can schools realistically play a part in creating cohesion in their community? Dave Weston considers this question in the context of an increasingly diverse country

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Exploring thinking skills in a learning process that is also a social experience. This activity will encourage pupils to acquire information, ideas and skills and develop values, ways of thinking and the means to express themselves

How should we react to charity appeals − particularly those that we see on television? This PSHE secondary assembly compares the different public responses to the recent disasters in Burma and China and asks how we should respond

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The issue of sexual equality is explored in this secondary assembly, using the example of female scientists and the problems they may experience within their chosen career – notably the dilemmas of a work-life balance. It challenges listeners to consider their own priorities

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One of these enrichment activities looks at global warming, the other at endangered buildings read more

Well known violinist, Philippe Quint, left a Stradivarius violin in a New York Taxi. He was frantic, until it was returned to him next day by the taxi driver

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Whilst touching on the harmful affects of drugs and alcohol, this assembly examines the different ways in which people seek to feel a ‘buzz’ in life – some in healthy ways and others more harmfully

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This assembly looks at how the two countries have responded to the disastrous cyclone and earthquake, and how foreign aid workers are trying to help read more

Exploring the instinct of panic with your students touches on both SEAL and PSHE issues. This assembly looks at the emotion within the context of national fuel crises

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This week’s assembly explores the debate about biofuel. It gets pupils thinking about their everyday use of fossil fuels and discusses the possible alternatives read more

What difference could you make, during your life, to society? That is the question this assembly asks pupils, with particular regard to the politician Gwyneth Dunwoody whose life and work it remembers

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This citizenship and PSHE assembly for secondary schools looks at the concept of democracy, getting pupils to consider what democracy means and how living in a democratic society affects their lives

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Personal identity is the subject of this free assembly, which focuses specifically on the debate around identity cards and asks pupils to reflect on what is meant by ‘identity’

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Thousands of events are taking place throughout the UK as part of Fairtrade Fortnight 2008 which runs until the 9th of March

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Ingrid Sutherland outlines controversial new guidance on the provision of sexual health services in schools

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In the countdown to 2012, the Young Ambassadors programme is striving to ensure the much-vaunted legacy of the London Olympics becomes a reality

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Jon Handcock outlines the latest British Red Cross initiative for acquiring first aid skills read more

History can help young people to see the ‘big picture’ about enslavement, says E Kay Traille read more

School leaders need a national strategy for citizenship education if they are to build on the excellent practice of those who have grasped citizenship as a tool for school transformation argues Tony Breslin, chief executive of the Citizenship Foundation

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Storytelling can offer a range of opportunities for learning across all ages and ability levels. Fred Redwood explains how

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Entrepreneurial activities can help young people gain respect, says Madeleine White

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Schools can develop strategies to improve fairness and freedom in terms of their students’ future education and employment opprtunities, says Diane Bebbington

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Empowering young people throughout the Commonwealth to become active citizens is one of the goals of the Council for Education in the Commonwealth. Gertrude Shotte reports on its work read more

The National Curriculum statement of values has been misunderstood, says Graham Haydon read more

How can we help young people deal better with the losses they experience? Secondary drama teacher and SEAL coordinator Julie Leoni reflects on her own experiences read more

Gerald Haigh begins a three-part series on primary assemblies by looking at values

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Rights literacy is core to inclusion and wellbeing and should underpin schooling, argues Hilary Hunt, who here explains what you need to know about human rights education

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Dealing with cancer in PSHE can promote health and allay fears, says Chris Rushbrook

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Looking after other people’s children is responsible work, says Sue Dale Tunnicliffe read more

New technologies offer an interactive approach to developing social skills in schools and colleges, as Les Cowan explains read more

Teaching citizenship helps children to understand rights and responsibilities – their own and others’ – as well as how society works and how they can play an active role. Margaret Collins discusses, suggesting ways in which she believes schools can help to make society a better place

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This sensitive area should be part of every setting’s PSE programme, says Margaret Collins

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Diversity and Citizenship in the Curriculum: Research Review is a recent DfES research briefing that looks at the way in which citizenship and diversity is taught across the curriculum. read more

Fred Redwood reports on a fitness profiling computer system for schools and colleges read more

Anjana Khatwa explores the implications of acquiring World Heritage Site status read more

Julia Frankl argues that studying the abolition of slavery and human rights challenges modern day discrimination

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‘Community cohesion’ is now a legal obligation on school governors and we must make the best of it, says Richard Bird, former headteacher and now legal consultant to the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL). He asks how teaching of history could contribute to this objective. read more

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