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Circle of Life

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Overview

The resources consist of six sessions – three teacher-led resources and three student-led – that are designed to empower young people to initiate and deliver a social action project to benefit an issue or problem in their community. You decide if you want to use the full set of resources or just choose the activity sheets that help your students’ project.

“The Circle of Life project is giving our students an amazing opportunity to adopt an outward looking vantage point that hones into the needs of their community. It provides children and young people with a safe and supported structure through which they can demonstrate kindness, compassion and thoughtful citizenship.”

Nina Moore, Head teacher, Full Circle Education.

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