Our England Only Campaign for 2018
Last year, over 130,674 young people voted for the need to have a Curriculum for Life as their most important issue. What does this mean? It means that young people are saying the education system needs to do a lot more to prepare them for life after school or college.
- To raise awareness of the importance of a curriculum for life for all young people.
- To help schools know what young people need from Personal, Social, Health and Economic education (PSHE).
- To keep young people at the heart of the changes being made to PSHE.
- Gain the support of decision makers on our calls for a curriculum that prepares us for life.
For the campaign to be as effective as possible, the UK Youth Parliament believe that it is important to get everyone involved. From Parliament to playground, it is essential that everyone engages in the conversation and takes action on the campaign.
We are calling for:
- We want PSHE to address all we need to actively participate in life. We want to know about finances, relationships and sex, the political system, cultural awareness and community cohesion, sustainable living and citizenship!
- We want our teachers to be trained so that they are empowered to deliver quality lessons.
- We want time set aside in our timetables, we do not want it to be a time filler or random lessons.
- We want it to be taught in all schools to all pupils. No matter where you live or the type of school a young person goes to, they should have a curriculum which prepares them for life.
Through the Children and Social Work Bill, Relationship and Sex education will be compulsory from September 2019. This is just the beginning. The Government plans to consult on giving the same status to Personal, Social, Health and Economic education. Change is coming!