jamie kelsey

active citizenship workshop leader

Based in
Islington, Greater London, United Kingdom
Also teaches in UK only
jamie kelsey | active citizenship workshop leader

Rates: £500 one day workshop

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I was a secondary teacher for 23 years in London. Found the Citizenship Studies curriculum to be the most exciting thing to happen to eduction in those 23 years. Stopped for five months to write and publish this 'radical' school textbook: www.raxcitizenship.org

Soon after, Tory government started to sound as if they were about to stop citizenship being part of the core curriculum. So, currently, schools not sure whether to teach it or not.

Have now left teaching for good and am giving workshops around the UK in active citizenship skills for young people aged between 12 and 24. Workshops are a day long (9 until 3) and take place in community spaces for community groups or within schools.

Workshops range from:

Intro to active citizenship (Basic ways to understand issues that matter to you, basic campaigning strategies, how to work with members of authority as well as to work on grassroots movements, basic campaigning media skills)

Advanced active citizenship skills (Advanced media training, how to train other young people, how to help authority figures work more effectively with young people, how to develop creative ways of engaging with the media to benefit your campaign)

Recent workshops have succeeded in participants:
Getting five different pieces in local newspapers.
Saving a youth club.
Getting the local MP to okay a project for creating a free running park
Establishing a practising and recognised youth group dedicated to liaising with local government.
Two campaign films being made and disseminated.

On a wider scale, we work with organisations, official or not, that are dedicated to creating an informed, empowered and politically enabled younger generation.


Aimed at: Beginner and Intermediate.

Last login: 10 years 12 weeks ago

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