Why run a project?

The Campaign! Make an Impact programme is extremely flexible and can be used as a tool or framework to focus on a wide range of issues and agendas, depending on what you want to achieve. Particular strengths of the programme are as follows:

1. Curriculum links

Campaign! Make an Impact is linked to the curriculum and can be delivered from Key Stage Two upwards. Find out how the programme links to the curriculum, including Key Stage Two, Key Stage Three and GCSE Citizenship and how it links to various policy initiatives.

2. Empowering young people

Campaign! Make an Impact raises self esteem, confidence and a creates a 'can do attitude'. Read the thoughts of some young people who have taken part in the Campaign! Make an Impact programme.

3. Community awareness

The programme encourages young people to explore their own communities, identify problems that need to be addressed and get involved in social action and the 'Big Society'. See how Woodhorn Museum has used the programme to get young people involved in the local community.

4. Encourages active citizenship

Campaign! Make an Impact engages young people in political literacy, active citizenship and a wide range of citizenship issues. See how Colchester and Hull have used Campaign! Make an Impact to engage young people with active citizenship.

5. Inspires interest in history

Campaign! Make an Impact inspires interest in studying history and visiting museums. Read the thoughts of some young people who have taken part in the programme.

6. Students work together

The programme enables schools to work with whole year groups and/or develop a 'whole school approach' to learning. See how Immanuel School used Campaign! Make an Impact to take a whole school approach to learning.

7. Supports teachers and museums

Campaign! Make an Impact supports teachers and museum staff in delivering history and citizenship. Read the thoughts of teachers and museum educators who have taken part in the programme.

8. Flexible and diverse

Campaign! Make an Impact can be used to approach a variety of issues. Previous partners have used the programme to support issues such as Extended Services, cross curricular/enhanced curriculum days, Literacy, Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning  (SEAL), Transitions, Whole School Involvement, English as an Additional Language, Social cohesion and strengthening communities, School Councils, Restorative Justice. Let us know if you find a new one!