Individually, all of the ContinU Trust partners, primary and high schools and the college, deliver wide ranging activities, curricular and extracurricular, to foster a sense of belonging, values and citizenship amongst our young people. For some years now we have jointly celebrated the amazing Young Citizens Challenge which sees around 1000 primary (yr6) students each June engage in activities with our local emergency services aimed at learning how to stay safe and look out for others in the community. We have also promoted several anti-racism sports events in liaison with Show Racism The Red Card.
|Young Citizens Challenge Winners 2014 – Lickhill primary||Young Citizens Challenge 2014||Young Citizens Challenge 2013 Winner – St Ambrose||ContinU Primary pupils in anti-racism event|
For slightly older students (Yr10) we are delighted to have launched our innovative ‘Community Ambassadors’ programme, across our 8 partner high schools in Wyre Forest & Hagley. This programme engages and tasks a core team of Yr 10 students with formally and informally delivering positive messages to their peers in school and outside of school around issues like: crime prevention, anti-bullying, healthy relationships, volunteering, citizenship and staying safe. The programme has been generously supported by funding by the West Mercia Police & Crime Commissioner. Training for the students in presentation and research skills is delivered by our friends at Vestia Community Housing Education and Training , hosted at WFDC by our colleagues in Safer Wyre Forest Partnership, with whom we are co-delivering this programme. The Community Ambassador ‘action’ is all going to be caught in the blog – so click this link to see what’s happening
|Community Ambassadors 2014-15, launch event at Kidderminster Town Hall||Community Ambassadors 2014-15 cohort – freshly trained!||Community Ambassadors launch event – the Bewdley School team|
In 2014 we launched the ‘Be The Change’ Award for Yr12 students who have made a striking and notable contribution to their local and wider community. Each head-teacher/principal in the partnership nominated a student who has made a particular contribution to the lives and wellbeing of others – whether through volunteering, peer support, charity fundraising or a combination of these. Ten truly remarkable young people were celebrated this year in 2015 in the second cohort of ‘Be The Change’!
|Be The Change 2014 winner for Kidderminster College||Be The Change 2014 winner for Baxter College||Be The Change 2014 winner for Haybridge|