a flexible ten week programme
How can we prepare young people to cope with an uncertain future? Without a sense of mutual responsibility for the Common Good, society begins to fracture and fragment. We see this happening in the form of social division and political extremism.
Our new, unique 10-week Common Good Schools programme enables young people to take responsibility and put the principles of Common Good thinking into practice. Consisting of three strands - lessons, assemblies and community engagement - it cultivates a respect for the dignity of each human being, encourages young people to contribute to positive social relationships, while demonstrating good stewardship and valuing community.
Who is it for?
- Designed for KS3&4, this programme is suitable for use in any school
- Flexible material works well in SMSC, PSHE, Tutor Time, RE settings, and also in youth group contexts, and complements confirmation programmes
- For delivery by your RE staff, chaplains, year group heads, form tutors, youth group leaders..
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What does the programme consist of?
- A complete set of flexible off the shelf materials: ten assemblies, ten lesson plans, student worksheets, teaching aids, powerpoint presentations and a community engagement guide
- Three strands: assemblies, lessons and community engagement activities in a coherent framework
- Content draws on Common Good Thinking and includes fun, engaging activities
- The material is intentionally written in non religious language to make it accessible to all, enabling teaching staff in church schools and youth contexts to add their own choice of scripture to suit their own context and liturgical calendar
What is it designed to do?
- fosters an understanding of humanity that enables young people to discern their unique purpose in relationship with others
- helps a school foster greater community engagement and pride at a local level
- enhances character education and wellbeing
How do I get involved?
- After a bespoke induction for you and your school, we make this suite of resources available free of charge.
- We have set ourselves a broad two year pilot phase. Several schools and youth groups are already running the material. If you would like your school to get involved, first watch our introductory presentation (contains speaker notes if you want to share it with colleagues) and then get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Images reproduced with the kind permission of Alsop High School and St John Bosco College