M2: Fact File - Citizenship; EDUCATION
Byline: TONY COLLINS
THE decision to include citizenship in the curriculum came as a result of the Crick report, published in September 1998, which recommended that citizenship education should become an entitlement for all schools and that it should have statutory force in secondary schools.
The introduction of citizenship as a curriculum subject brings the UK into line with the rest of Europe.
Much of citizenship teaching time can be delivered through other National Curriculum subjects and through bodies such as School Councils.
It will be delivered through three main strands, social and moral responsibility, community involvement, and political literacy.
This was included in the hope of stimulating young people to vote with only 39 per cent of 18 to 24-year-olds taking part in the last general election and more of them voting in Big Brother than in the European elections.
PUPILS at Bishop Challoner School in Kings Heath are already demonstrating just what it takes to be a good citizen.
The students have set up a disability sports forum with children from Wilson Stuart and Victoria special schools. …