This sections aims to provide guidance, resources and examples for schools to foster ethically-informed student voice and leadership of sanctuary activities.
Criterion 5 is all about empowering student voice and ownership of sanctuary activities – both in and outside of school.
This page is under development, so if you have additional suggestions for new themes or examples of inclusive policies please get in touch with Megan at [email protected]
Empowering Student-Led Activities
Oxfam Education – Youth Leadership Guidance and Suggested Activities
UNICEF/Roger Hart – Children’s Participation. From Tokenism to Participation
Oxfam et al – Get Global! A guide to active global citizenship for 11-16 year olds
Oxfam – Teaching Controversial Issues. A Guide for Teachers
Oxfam – Global Citizenship in the Classroom. A guide for Teachers
Oxfam et al – Schools for Future Youth. Skills Development
Amnesty International – Youth Activist Toolkit (How and who to lobby, how to write press releases and plenty more).
UNICEF – Youth Advocacy Toolkit
Supporting Ethically Informed Student Citizenship
- UK Parliamentary Outreach – Schools and colleges: Parliament UK Education
(Learning resources, free workshops [online and in person] and more to help young people better understand structures of parliament, representation in UK and how policy is made)
- Senedd Cymru/ Welsh Parliament – Education and Youth Engagement
(Learning resources, school visits, workshops and plenty more to help young people understand how democracy works in Wales)
- Scottish Parliament – Education
(Learning resources and education sessions to learn how parliament works)
- Northern Ireland Assembly – Visit | Northern Ireland Assembly Education Service
(Arrange a visit and use the wealth of resources to learn how the Northern Ireland Assembly works)
(A website to learn how your MP votes – helpful for students to know the perspectives of their MP before they write to or speak with them)
Watch the Empowering Student Voice and Leadership Event.
This event hears from people at Oxfam Campaigns and schools who have already developed some inspiring efforts in this area.
Case Studies and Presentations
Oxfam Education Presentation
St Saviour’s CofE Primary School
Pembroke Dock Community School
Schools of Sanctuary – Empowering Student Voice and Leadership Presentation