We’re running a competition for all students during our ‘Citizenship’ Themed Week 2022.
What do I need to do?
- Come up with a plan for a project you can run in your community that will have a positive impact on a cause you care about.
- Your project plan should set out the problem you are addressing, and the steps you will take in the project. The plan can take any form - a poster, a video, a speech... you name it!
- Send the plan to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 1st 2022.
What can I win?
We will select two winning project plans from all the entries. These projects will receive £100/$150 to expand their impact.
Where do I start?
Making a difference in the world can seem like an impossible task. But taking action, even in a small way, can help you make a difference for a cause and support your community.
You might want to start by exploring the Know-how library ‘Citizenship’ section, or looking at the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Your cause could be ending poverty, reducing inequalities, climate action, or any other cause you’re interested in! Is there a project you could run in your community or school to help these things?
Check out these Know-how library guides to help spark your creativity:
To make your project manageable, it’s helpful to come up with action that isn’t too much to handle. For instance, it would be pretty hard to stop loneliness across the world. But you’ll be much more likely to succeed in your plan if you decide to run a buddy partnership between students at your school / college, and a local elderly care home.
Your teacher will be able to download a ‘Citizenship’ lesson pack from the teacher side of Unifrog to take your class through the steps of designing a project plan. Alternatively, work through this worksheet yourself!
What else is happening during Citizenship week?
During the Themed Week we’ll also be running the following events that you can join. Log into your Student account and join these by heading to the Webinar tool (UK times listed):
Monday 23rd May
- 4:30pm - Democracy and what it means to be a good citizen
- Learn what democracy is, how it became the mode of government for over half the world’s countries, and what some of its key benefits and limitations are!
- 5:30pm - Understanding neurodiversity and how to support your neurodivergent friends
- Explore the main things to know about neurodiversity, what to be aware of, and how to support your neurodivergent friends.
Tuesday 24th May
- 3:30pm - Supporting neurodivergent students with their next steps (teacher facing)
- Join this webinar to learn more about neurodiversity and how to provide outstanding CEIAG to support neurodivergent students with their next steps.
- 4:30pm - Anti-racism and how to be actively anti-racist
- Hear from our expert speakers about the need for mutual respect and understanding of the diverse regional, religious, and ethnic identities around the globe and explore the history of racism and the anti-racism movement.
Wednesday 25th May
- 4:30pm - Understanding Mental Health
- Learn from mental health experts on how to identify mental ill health in yourself and others, where to seek help, and about how to break the stigma around men and mental health.
- 5:30pm - How to be an LGBTQ+ ally
- Explore what it means to be a good ally, and how to support your LGBTQ+ friends and the community as a whole. Expert speakers will talk about the history of the LGBTQ+ movement, allyship, and how to support and educate your peers.