Improving communities

This project will allow learners to be taught more about their local community and make suggestions on ways to help improve it by using persuasive writing techniques. They will also learn how to structure and write a letter. There is the opportunity to develop this further by inviting the local MP into the school to discuss the learners' ideas.

Broad Outcomes of learning

• Subject knowledge gained and enhanced e.g. how can we improve our community? 
• Enterprising skills improved by developing creativity, confidence, positive attitude; increasing motivation to learning; taking responsibility and making decisions; consideration of others through group work and discussion; raising achievement and fostering ambition 
• Developed employability skills: Communication, planning, organisation, time management, researching, co-operating, contributing, sourcing, negotiating, analysing, reporting, presenting, marketing 
• Confidence of working independently from teacher-led lessons demonstrated by setting own targets, carrying out research, negotiating resources and managing time as a group 
• Pupils take responsibility for their learning through making decisions about assessment, roles within the group, timescales for activities, important areas of research 
• Learners have developed 4 capacities of CfE

Relevance to curriculum

• Supports CfE Social Studies

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