Free The Children UK
About Free The Children UK
In 2010, Free The Children proudly established its UK office in London, England. Our UK office is comprised of a team of young professionals who work to promote Free The Children throughout the country. Since 2010, we have worked with over 300 primary and secondary schools and academies, as well as notable youth organisations. We have partnered with numerous educational partners and charities, reaching over 75,000 young people from Penzance to the Isle of Man to deliver our free active citizenship programming.
Contact Free The Children UK at email@example.com.
Free The Children UK is a registered charity (number 1138645).
How to Get Involved
We Day UK
When you sign up for We Act, you will also be eligible for free tickets to We Day UK. We Day is Free The Children’s signature youth empowerment event which is coming to Wembley Arena on 7 March 2014!
Students: Apply for a volunteer scholarship trip to India
Travel to India with Free The Children – for free. Thanks to Virgin Atlantic Airways, 30 young people aged 12-18 travel to one of our Adopt a Village communities every summer. On these trips, you can:
- Experience the culture, history and way of life in a vibrant and dynamic country
- Volunteer in a rural village, helping build a school or a well
- Participate in interactive workshops to explore global issues
Applications for our 2014 trip are open now. The deadline for applications is 30 March 2014 at 6pm.
‘Be The Change’ school visits
Through ‘Be The Change’, our educational programme generously sponsored by Virgin Atlantic Airways, we offer free inspirational assemblies and workshops for schools. Your students can:
- Hear from Free The Children’s young, dynamic speakers
- Build leadership skills
- Put together an action plan to make a difference in their local and global communities
Book a Be The Change visit to your school by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘Be The Change’ Educational Resource Guide
This features a comprehensive set of lesson plans linked to the National Curriculum.
Team London Young Ambassadors
Team London Young Ambassadors inspires primary and secondary school pupils across London to volunteer and make a positive difference in their local community.
Through this programme, young Londoners develop their leadership and teamwork skills by starting their own volunteer projects in their local communities. Teachers and pupils are provided with ongoing support and resources, including inspiring assemblies and workshops, as well as guidance from adult volunteers, to help them fulfil their projects and to build the next generation of London change-makers.
Join the programme today by emailing email@example.com.
Find out more at volunteerteam.london.gov.uk.
Register for LifeSkills, created with Barclays
Free The Children UK is proud to be delivering LifeSkills, created with Barclays, to selected schools in Lancashire, Merseyside and Tyneside. This major, free programme gives young people access to the skills, information and opportunities they need to help them get ready for the world of work. The LifeSkills programme offers a free school visit from one of our inspiring motivational speakers together with Barclays volunteers to engage students around people, work and money skills. These skills aim to help students make the transition confidently and successfully from education into adult life and employment. In addition, students will have access to relevant and local work experience opportunities, giving them the chance to practice and further develop the skills that they have learnt through the programme. Register for LifeSkills today at www.barclayslifeskills.com/teachers/volunteers.
Teach social entrepreneurship at your school
This set of six lesson plans is designed to encourage young people to learn more about social entrepreneurship, to recognise and develop their own entrepreneurial skills, and to inspire them to start their own social enterprise. Free The Children can support students in taking action, and they will be able to apply for an Award from UnLtd to help them with their venture. The deadline for applying for an Award is 22 November 2013.
- Rt Hon. Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Education
- Danise Bartlett, Head of Citizenship, Addington High School
- Siobhan Stuart, Year 6 teacher, St John’s Church of England School
- Dylan, 15, Queensmead School
- Iyata, 17, Esher College
- Neil Roskilly, CEO, ISA
- Jay Alnutt, Associate Director, Teach First