Shout Out UK have unveiled TV star Aaron Roach Bridgeman in his new digital avatar as the lead tutor for their online Political Literacy Course.
The online edition of the course will be made available to the public via Shout Out UK’s website on Friday the 8th of September (International Literacy Day), for as little as £19.99.
The course covers an Introduction to British Politics (local and national, separation of powers, voting and debating), International Relations (Britain and the world, media literacy, political theory) and Employability & Politics (oratory skills, debating and public speaking).
Essentially, giving people the basics to begin navigating the murky, multi-faceted world of British politics and beyond.
Starting in a People’s Referral Unit in Croydon, the course has now been taught in over 20 high schools across the UK; including London, Dartford, Cambridge and Yorkshire.
Since its inception, the course has garnered strong endorsements from teachers, politicians and journalists alike. Louise Haigh, Labour’s youngest-serving MP, praised ‘the important work’ being done by Shout Out UK, whilst Fatima Manji of Channel 4 News declared that ‘this course can help equip them [young people] with the tools to challenge decision-makers better’.
Aaron, whose new show ‘When Kids Kill’ has just finished a successful run on Channel 5, said:
‘It feels good to have become the voice of something that will hopefully go on to create a real connection between politics and young people. Shout Out UK — you guys are LEGENDS!’
The online course will be available to buy both separately and as a part of Shout Out UK’s new Subscription service which is also launching in schools in September 2017: https://www.shoutoutuk.org/enrichment/
The subscription service, a year-long package, aims to provide students with the tools necessary to engage in politics and a platform to shout out and be heard. Spearheaded by the course — and supplemented by a host of different infographics, videos, articles, workshops and events — Shout Out UK are offering the next generation a one-stop-shop for political learning and enrichment.
Matteo Bergamini, Founder and CEO of Shout Out UK said:
‘We can’t wait to get the subscription launched, as it will finally create a one-stop-shop for political learning that will be entertaining, engaging and ensure that all young people have access to information about our political system, our democracy’.