Global Citizens in the Making: Sustainable Futures is a well established character discovery activity for young people 10-16, now delivered by Association for Character Education. We use a digital template to engage young people in an educational process that helps them to define their purpose and their goals which is well aligned with Curriculum for Excellence in Scotland, and works well with SMSC in England. Over the years the programme has proven to enhance their self-knowledge and self-awareness, as well as encouraging them to search for inspiration and define their aspirations for the future. More than 300,000 young people have taken part over the last ten years.
While still maintaining the overall view of global citizens, our project this year looks at ‘sustainable futures’. Whether pupils focus on climate change, natural resources, the ecosystem or the natural environment, that is completely their decision as they go through the self-discovery journey of this poster project and as they begin to think of how they can help to impact the sustainable futures that matter most to them.
‘The Association for Character Education is excited to be bringing you the Inspiring Purpose programme this year. It has such a positive track record of supporting schools and their pupils in developing their character, and we look forward to seeing some of the fantastic posters that your pupils will no doubt create on the theme of sustainable futures.’
– Tom Haigh, Association for Character Education