During the citizenship lessons I found that sometimes people weren’t listening or thinking seriously about this important matter, so we found that we had to argue our case and help them to see just how key this issue is. Aside from this issue, we received some very positive feedback from pupils including:
…it was a really good and informative lesson, filled with facts that I had no idea of. It was very interactive, the [game] section at the start was really fun…
…the lesson was very informative and helped convey the seriousness of the issue whilst also maintaining a light and convivial atmosphere.
The Next Chapter
We have several things that we will be doing in the future with regard to this competition, these include; writing letters to supermarkets about their use of palm oil in products; raising more money to adopt an orangutan and finally two pupils from the group will be going to a conference later in April to discuss the work that we have been doing and what we aim to do in the future.
We will definitely be carrying on this work after the Social Leaders Competition is over and this has been a wonderful experience for us, and I would absolutely recommend that other young people get involved in this competition!
The 2018-19 GSL Global Goals Competition is now open and runs until June 2019. If you belong to one of the 700+ teams of students currently delivering a social action project as part of the competition we would love to hear from you and feature your blog and project photos on our website to inspire others.