Celebrating six SMSC schools

As we celebrate the arrival of 2019, it’s important that we reflect on some of the exemplary work we’ve witnessed in schools over the past year. As such I want to pay tribute to a few of the amazing schools who’ve displayed educational excellence in achieving the gold award of the National SMSC Quality Mark during 2018.Read more

From Law Breakers to Law Maker: The Importance of Including Women in Politics

As a young woman studying politics, I have a particular interest and passion for women in government. The Law Breakers to Law Makers conference further opened my eyes to the endless possibilities women can have if we continue supporting and encouraging them to get involved with government.Read more

Changing Perspectives on Citizenship

From a teacher to charity worker to student; our Partnerships Executive Sophie Whitehead reflects on her time as a teacher and explains why Citizenship teaching is a crucial part of education.Read more

8 Ways to Improve Social Action in Your Primary School

Ideas and inspiration for #iWill week 2018 to develop social action and community involvement in primary schools. Read on...Read more

Education for effective citizens: has it ever been more important?

With increased uncertainty around our place in Europe and continued economic instability, Citizenship as a secondary school subject has never been so important.Read more

6 ways to get your young people ‘talking democracy’

Here's my top six ways to engage and inspire young people in democratic participation.Read more

Sir Brian Leveson asks schools to judge Mock Trial value

The Rt. Hon. Sir Brian Leveson, President of the Queen's Bench Division and Head of Criminal Justice, says why Mock Trials matter...Read more

The National SMSC Quality Mark celebrates its first birthday

Young Citizens is celebrating the first birthday of the SMSC Quality Mark! The Spiritual Moral Social Cultural (SMSC) education is a character-building platform. It provides a holistic perspective for the learner. If provision is sound, it has the potential to support children now and throughout the rest of their lives.Read more

Alexis Amann joins as new Marketing and Communications Intern

Alexis is looking forward to working with Young Citizens and growing her experiences. Read her thoughts on the importance of citizenship and what she hopes to learn from this internship abroad.Read more

The Make a Difference Challenge in the House of Commons

It's been another amazing year for the Make a Difference Challenge! Find out how one school made it all the way to the House of Commons.Read more

Magistrates' Court Mock Trial Competition National Final 2017/18

Constance Littlehailes reports from the 24th annual final of the Magistrates Court Mock Trials competition in BirminghamRead more

FTI Consulting gain recognition for their partnership with Young Citizens

Why I am so pleased FTI Consulting has been recognised for their work in schools? Because Brexit will have the greatest impact on our youngest citizens and they are helping to address the education deficit. Read more...Read more

The Ties that Bind: ‘Citizenship education’s landmark salvation or futile last stand’?

The Ties that Bind: ‘Citizenship education’s landmark salvation or futile last stand’? The House of Lords Select Committee report on Citizenship and Civic Engagement in the 21st CenturyRead more

Citizenship Education: The View from Europe

Young Citizens played a key role in the development of the Council of Europe's pack on teaching controversial issues. Lead author Ted Huddleston is presenting the pack in Copenhagen today, but here are four themes - that in his words - might be said to characterise the way many of our European counterparts see citizenship education.Read more

Worcestershire Mock Trial Event

Students aged 12-14 took part in our Worcestershire Mock Trial event on Saturday 10th March. Find out what happened...Read more

I’ve just got my money back via a ‘Small Claims Court’. Would young people know they can do that?

Our CEO tells of his own recent experience of using the law to protect his rights, and explains why basic legal understanding is vitally important for all young people, if they're to be confident young citizens.Read more

Using books and stories to improve SMSC Learning

Young Citizens are hosting an interactive workshop; Using books and stories to enhance SMSC Learning on Wednesday 21st March.Read more

Welcome to Young Citizens – the new brand from the Citizenship Foundation

Young Citizens is the Citizenship Foundation's youth-focused work. Hear from CEO Tom Franklin about why we took this radical step...Read more

Filling in the gap in politics – youth engagement

Dora Trofor, is a recent graduate from the University of Essex who has been helping us develop a new secondary school programme to better educate young people about politics. Here she explains what youth engagement in politics means to her.Read more

Welcoming Matt Moskovitz

Young Citizens welcomes Matt Moskovitz to the marketing and sales team as the spring 2018 intern. Fresh off the plane, what does he have in store...Read more

New head of Programmes and Learning appointed

Young Citizens would like to welcome Yvonne Richards to the team as our new Director of Programmes and Learning. Find out more about Yvonne...Read more

Certificate of Excellence from CAPA

CAPA: The Global Education Network is very well known for organising amazing internship programmes in a variety of countries such as Sydney, Florence, Shanghai and of course London.Read more

Allison's experience working at Young Citizens

We have had the privilege of having Allison Gross work with us as an intern from CAPA; The Global Education Network. Read all about her experiences working for Young Citizens...Read more

Our first Brexit conference for students

Whether we’re pro or anti Brexit, or somewhere in between, most of us agree that Brexit will have a profound impact on our lives. That impact will be greatest – and last longest – for young people.Read more