Lumbered as we are with The Citizenship Curriculum which was voted last year as “the worst taught curriculum”, methinks this country’s schools need inspiration.
I’d like to suggest some. Here’s a simple and smart idea from Canada:
- Teenagers in a school are divided into groups
- Each group researches the most pressing needs in their community
- They then search out the charities catering to those needs
- Each group then argues its case for the primacy of the need and the charity
- The winning group’s charity is given $5000
Educative, absorbing, inspirational. It’s called the “Youth and Philanthropy Initiative”, created and financed by the Toskan Foundation and I hope we see something like it here soon. Any takers?