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 young people 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.
The programme was originally designed to support the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and was part of Legacy 2014. We have now developed a ‘new and improved’ version of the poster which is more generic and can be used in a wider context outside of the Commonwealth Games. We are also working with Gold Coast 2018 and intend to continue to work towards Birmingham 2022.
We ask teachers to submit their five most inspirational pieces of work to us by a set deadline of 3rd May 2019 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.