Inspiring Purpose – Global Citizens in the Making is a well established character discovery activity for young people 10-16. We use a special 3-page poster template to engage young people in an educational process that helps them to define their purpose and their goals which is well aligned with Curriculum for Excellence in Scotland, and works well with SMSC in England. Over the years the poster has proven to enhance their self-knowledge and self-awareness, as well as encouraging them to search for inspiration and define their aspirations for the future. More than 300,000 young people have taken part over the last ten years.
While still maintaining the overall view of global citizens, our poster project this year looks at ‘sustainable futures’. Whether pupils focus on climate change, natural resources, the ecosystem or the natural environment, that is completely their decision as they go through the self-discovery journey of this poster project and as they begin to think of how they can help to impact the sustainable futures that matter most to them.
We ask teachers to submit their five most inspirational pieces of work to us by a set deadline of 1st May 2020 so that their pupils can have the opportunity to take part in our awards and so that we can showcase and celebrate our inspirational young people.