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Citizens UK National Schools Conference 5 July 2013

Whilst most students at STACS were enjoying a day off school in preparation for the Jubilee celebrations, a team of dedicated students were up bright and early on Friday 5 July to begin their journey to London for a Citizens UK National Schools Conference. The conference was an opportunity to meet other schools and student leaders committed to changing their communities through social action. Students took part in various workshops looking at how to develop social action through the different forms of media, developing student leadership and building links with businesses. Students also listened to guest speakers who talked about the importance of active citizenship, including Dame Julia Cleverdon, who has been listed by the Times as one of the 50 most influential women in Britain.

After the conference students travelled on the Tube and made the most of the sunshine, enjoying an ice-cream along the Thames whilst taking in some of London's most iconic sites, including the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, before returning back to Birmingham.

Well done to Dennis Abioye, Jake Breen, Krystal Burton, Eilish Hardy, Theresa Lenehan, Daniel Plant, Merlin Valiyaparambil, Rachel Wain and Olivia Young for their commitment, enthusiasm and individual contribution to a wonderful trip. Thank you also to Mrs Devlin for accompanying the students on the trip.

More information about the conference can be found at:
http://www.citizensuk.org/2013/07/engaging-schools-in-social-action/

Mr Miastowski
Teacher of Religious Education and Citizenship

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