Agents4Action are interactive citizenship workshops designed to engage young people with a number of citizenship and social action themes and inspire them to become leaders.
Our workshop facilitators coach awareness, curiosity, discussion, cooperation, persuasion, creativity and project design.
We use group activities, role play, conversation, video and presentations to help young people develop their understanding of social issues and explore ways to make a difference.
Agents4Action workshops can run for an hour to a whole day and can be adapted for Key Stages 3 - 5. We can take a single class or a whole year group depending on your needs.
The programme takes students through three stages:
- Students consider what’s going on in the world and what they think about it. Through activities and games they explore their opinions, expand their knowledge of sustainability issues and get a chance to creatively express their hopes and fears for the future.
- Students learn about inspirational leaders and change-makers and a video highlights ways in which young people have taken on the responsibility of being change-makers – with the aim of inspiring others to do the same. Role plays develop students’ understanding of actions and consequences and skills around persuasive argument.
- Students work in teams to plan a project idea based on a social or environmental issue of their choice with the help of project planning tools and adult facilitators. Having developed their ideas, each team delivers a presentation to an “Apprentice-style” panel of judges who provide constructive feedback and encourage project implementation.
For more information about Agents4Action contact Fay Crowther on 0207 0961714 or at Fay @envision.org.uk.
An innovative, student-centred approach to encouraging young people to engage with the key issues facing society today. Extremely well-organised with enthusiastic and well informed facilitators. I would recommend this without reservation.
Amy Oxley, Extended Schools Coordinator, Globe Academy, Southwark