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Introduction to Social Action for Primary Teachers

Free training brought to you by Young Citizens

You’ve got a group of children in your class who are passionate about an issue affecting their local community. They want to make a difference – and you know the potential for learning could be exponential here with the right support. But social action? Where to start?

This short, CPD certified (and free!) online training course will equip you with skills and knowledge about what social action is, and how and why you should introduce it to your primary aged children.


Starting a journey of social action at a young age is critical. The

Habits of Service research by the Jubilee Centre for Character and

Virtues demonstrated the value of starting early and exposing young

people to meaningful opportunities to make a positive contribution.

Your Instructor


Stella Baynes
Stella Baynes

"Hello! I'm the Primary Social Action Programme Manager at Young Citizens and hope to share with you some of my passion and experience in supporting children and young people's active citizenship. As a qualified teacher, youth worker, and trainer, I truly believe that young people have no limits when it comes to achieving their goals if they have the right people supporting them."




Frequently Asked Questions


How long does the course take to complete?
It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish. We think that most people will take about an hour to complete and your CPD certification recognises it as one hour of professional development..
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
Why is this course free?
We are really fortunate to have secured funding to help increase social action in primary schools from the #iwill/Pears Big Lottery Fund. We want children in primary schools everywhere to be able to take part in quality social action - and we recognise that you are key to helping that to happen.

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