Students at Sutton Community Academy have made the pledge ‘step up to serve’ by taking part in #iwill, a national campaign that aims to make social action part of life for as many ten to 20 year-olds as possible by the year 2020.
Through collaboration and partnership the school is spreading the word about the benefits of youth social action, working to embed it in the journey of young people and create fresh opportunities for student participation.
Every student at the academy from years seven - 13, now has the opportunity to develop their life skills using an online programme designed to encourage them to have a practical plan to develop life attributes in young people within a validated qualification.
Assistant principal Karen Jones said: “It’s such a fantastic opportunity for every single student to really step up and support their community in a very real and practical way.”
The #iwill scheme is intended, over time, to develop and accredit the life skills and attributes that employers are telling us they need, including leadership, organisation, initiative, resilience and communication which will give students a qualification, which runs alongside their academic successes.