Curriculum for Life is about changing the content, delivery and culture around what young people learn, including a strand around Creativity and Enrichment.
The Lewisham Young Mayor’s Team has been working with partners including schools, the youth sector, voluntary sector and public health to consult young people on what they feel they need to learn to become an active citizen.
Among the 6 strands is Creativity & Enrichment with young people asking “How can I express myself?”. This might mean a focus learning about creative writing, acting, making music and visual art, going to cultural events and performances, taking part in creative classes, and learning about getting work in the creative
The other stands are:
- Health and safety
- Employment and vocation
- Participation and inclusion
- Tough core skills
- Adult life skills
Through co-creating a Curriculum for Life with young people, the young mayors team hopes to:
- Support young people to become who they want to be and able to contribute and create the world they want to live in as critical and engaged citizens
- Increase young peoples cultural and social capital
- Prepare young people for the work place
- Create a strategy for people working with young people, in schools and out of school e.g. libraries, youth services around an informal education offer
They will advocate a different way of learning, including:
help with essay writing and evaluation
how they work best
Read more about the development of a Curriculum for Life in the attached PDF
The Young Mayor’s Team also have a small
funding pot for schools and organisations to apply to, to try out the kind of activities described in the Curriculum for Life. The deadline is Friday 18th October– go to our opportunities section to find out more.