Votesforschools engages more than 500,000 children every week!
Each week, VotesforSchools creates resources for teachers to hold a debate or discussion on a topical issue. We want our young people to be informed about and engaged in the most pressing issues of the day.
At the end of the debate, they have a chance to vote and leave a comment. We also want our young people to be heard, so we share this data with those in authority who need to know. We reach hundreds of thousands of people aged 5-18 each week on topics ranging from climate change to social media, mental health to county lines, knife crime to extremism. Their voices have gone on to impact policy and procedure.
We work with young people at scale through the provision of inspirational educational resources and online campaigns. We help them to name and frame their concerns, their values and their visions for a more equitable, sustainable future, informed by the Golden Rule.
VbE empowers educational settings to underpin their life and curriculum with universal positive human values such as respect, integrity, honesty and compassion. It is an approach that differs from values education in one particular respect. Values education teaches learners about values. Values-based Education provides a teaching environment in which learners experience those positive universal values first hand throughout their schooling.
The Children's Voice site is a www.savechildhood.net initiative