Introduction to Social Action for Primary Teachers (free online course)

Thanks to a grant from the Pears #iwill Fund, primary school teachers can sign up for a free online training course on the importance of social action and how to introduce activity with your pupils. Find out more... Read more

Citizenship – a privilege or a right?

The story of Shamima Begum continues to hit the headlines as the news breaks that she will be entitled to legal aid to fight the decision made to revoke her citizenship. Opinions remain divided. Should tax payers foot the bill for her appeal? Was the original decision to revoke her citizenship legal? Read more

Free puppets and 20% discount when you purchase a Go-Givers subscription

Get a FREE pack of puppets and 20% off when you purchase a subscription to the Go-Givers website. This set of 8 soft and colourful puppets are the perfect size for children's hands and are a great way to bring the KS1 lessons to life. Read more

British Values

Would you like some free lessons to help you teach primary children about British values? This trial pack of lessons from our Go-Givers website contains the lesson "Democracy" for KS2 children, and the lessons "Our Rules" and "Taking Responsibility" for KS1 children to explore the rule of law and the concept of rights and responsibilities. Read more

Michael Maclay

Read about one of our newest Ambassadors, but one of our longest-standing friends of Young Citizens - Michael Maclay. Read more

The Right Honourable Sir Brian Leveson

See more about The Right Honourable Sir Brian Leveson's background and why he makes a wonderful Ambassador. Read more

The Law in Wales

Did you know the law is applied differently around the UK? Welsh schools - get your hands on this free resource developed especially for you. Read more

Migration of People

This free lesson explores the various reasons why people choose to migrate. It unpacks the differences between refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants, examining key pieces of legislation to see what rights migrants have in both national and international law. Read more


For young people in Britain today, it is likely that the remainder of their childhood and early adulthood will be dominated by Brexit. This will have profound implications on their life chances and opportunities. Read more

Assembly Plans for Key Stage 1 and 2

Powered by Young Citizens, Go-Givers has over 150 cross-curricular lessons to support the teaching of PSHE and Citizenship and develop children’s Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) learning, including their understanding of fundamental British Values. Go-Givers also includes an extensive range features to assist primary schools in teaching PSHE, SMSC and citizenship that could be used in a scheme of work. Read more

Free SMSC Resources for Key Stage 1

Would you like some free lessons to help you develop KS1 children's SMSC learning? This trial pack of lessons from our Go-Givers website contains the lessons "Our Rules" and "Taking Responsibility" to help children in Years 1 and 2 explore rules and why we need them, and understand the concept of responsibility. Read more

Go-Givers Free Trial Pack

Would you like a free trial pack of lessons to support pupils' SMSC learning? This trial pack of lessons from our Go-Givers website contains the lessons "Our Rules" and "Taking Responsibility" for KS1 children and the lesson "Democracy" for KS2 children. Read more

The Honourable Lady Rae

Read more about why The Honourable Lady Rae champions citizenship education and became an Ambassador. Read more

Democracy Ambassadors

Democracy Ambassadors is a programme enabling young people (aged 13 to 16) to engage with and champion democratic participation. Read how... Read more

His Honour Judge Christopher Kinch

Read more about His Honour Judge Christopher Kinch's career and how his work makes him a great Ambassador. Read more

Rushanara Ali MP

Rushanara Ali believes in the power of people. That’s why she’s keen to be an Ambassador. Read more

Talking about values in the classroom

This teaching unit by citizenship education pioneer Don Rowe accompanies 'Talking about values in the classroom', which introduces teachers to this method of developing students' skills of thinking and talking about moral issues. Another resources titled “All at Sea” is also included. The two units can be used together, or on their own. Read more

Free SMSC Resource for Key Stage 2

Would you like a free lesson to help you develop KS2 children's SMSC learning? This trial pack of lessons from our Go-Givers website contains the lesson "Democracy" which helps children explore the meaning of ‘democracy’, and the ways in which citizens can participate in democratic life in Britain. They learn about the role of the Prime Minister, Members of Parliament and political parties, and how a general election works. Read more


Schools measure children by their academic achievement. However, we need to remember that qualities such as empathy, compassion and fair-mindedness are just as important. Read more