Political Literacy Course
Our Political Literacy Course aims to get more young people interested and engaged in politics by teaching them about the processes within politics, public speaking and debating. The skills learned on this Course enhance the student’s self-image, confidence and emotional resilience.
FOR SCHOOLS AND PARENTS
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“Understanding Politics is key to understanding how society works. Shout Out UK’s Political Literacy Course supports students in developing their political awareness so they can take a more active role in society. After sitting in on several lessons with Shout Out UK and our students, I can honestly say it has been a fantastic opportunity for our students to develop their knowledge and awareness of current affairs as well as their ability to speak in public, debate and present a discussion coherently. This has also helped students to develop their self-esteem and confidence.”
– Roisin Murray, Teacher, Bentley Wood High School, Harrow.
“At EEWB we believe that every child, regardless of background or circumstance, deserves a chance to succeed in life. We see the political literacy program as a key intervention program to supporting our belief, whilst educating young people about the laws and structures of a democratic society and engaging them as responsible citizens. This course is most beneficial to our learners and the positive outcomes we have documented are commendable.”
– JP Thangavalu, Director at EEWB Reform School (Pupil Referral Unit), Croydon.
“Young people have important, inspiring contributions to make to politics and yet their voices are too often ignored. This course can help equip them with the tools to challenge decision makers better.”
-Fatima Manji, Channel 4 News
“Many of us have been crying out for neutral and balanced political education in schools for years. As Labour’s youngest MP I know how engaged and intellectually curious this generation is – but often they are failed by a system which does not provide them with even the most basic of political literacy they need to form their own judgement on the decisions being made in their name. Provided with the tools of political literacy combined with the networked information age, this generation has the potential to be the most knowledgable, the most challenging and the most Important political generation for many years – the important work for ShoutoutUK begins that process.”
-Louise Haigh, Member of Parliament and Youngest Labour MP
“Understanding politics is part of being an active and engaged citizen – a civic responsibility – and this course will give you the tools necessary to understand and engage in politics.”
-Prof. Matthew Flinders, Sir Bernard Crick Centre for the Public Understanding of Politics
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