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Kilkeel High School, Knockchree Avenue, Kilkeel

Citizenship

We believe that Citizenship is ……
  • about encouraging pupils to have respect for self and others.
  • about understanding local and global issues and helping young people develop the skills that will enable them to participate fully in society at a local, national and international level.
  • learning about social and moral responsibility and becoming involved in the life of our school, local and global communities.
  • about getting young people to behave in the way we want them to.
  • about trying to sort out our political problems.
  • learning about the practice of democracy and how we can make an effective contribution to building this.

 

Citizenship is more than a statutory subject. If taught well and tailored to local needs, its skills and values will enhance democratic life for us all, both rights and responsibilities, beginning in school and radiating out.’ (Bernard Crick)

 

 

 

Education in citizenship and democracy will provide coherence in the way in which all pupils are helped to develop a full understanding of their roles and responsibilities as citizens in a modern democracy. It will play an important role, alongside other aspects of the curriculum and school life, in helping pupils to deal with difficult moral and social questions that arise in their lives and in society.’ (David Blunkett)

 

 

 

News

16th Jun 2017
On Monday 12th June, our Year 11 enjoyed a rare day off timetable to help prepare...
 
 
 
14th Dec 2016
Year 10 pupil, Emily Newell’s winning Citizenship poster designed to summarise...
 
 
 
28th Oct 2016
In the summer term, pupils from Years 9 and 10 have joined up with...