Leadership and Citizenship Week 2015

The theme for 2015’s Leadership and Citizenship Week was ‘Magna Carta’.

  • Y7s played games and complete puzzles and role plays to learn about how and why the Magna Carta was created.
  • Y8s produced artwork on how the Magna Carta relates to the rights of children around the world.
  • Y9s took part in a mock trial to learn about how the Magna Carta relates to young people.
Year 7 Year 8 Year 9
Focus: ‘How and why was the Magna Carta Created? ’ – A day based around role play to understand the key events that led to the Magna Carta. Focus: Y8 students learnt about the Magna Carta and how it relates to the rights of children around the world. Focus: The right to justice and a fair trial – Police Vs Youth
Summary: The activities were delivered by the organization Gripping History. Through games, role plays and activities students explored key events surrounding the Magna Carta. The sessions had a History and drama focus. Summary: Students attended presentations by speakers from different organisations that all work to help promote children’s rights. They then produced artwork to show what they have learned. Summary: Students explored the relevance of the Magna Carta to young people today. They were visited by external speakers during the morning and then focused on preparing arguments for a mock trial.

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