Getting the show on the road
The skills required to run a citizenship event would also be used in the running of an event on any non-citizenship topic, such as motor mechanics or fashion. However, it is important for learners to reflect on the impact of the citizenship context on the use of their skills. Citizenship is based on the principles and values of democratic participation. A citizenship event should model these values, encouraging all to participate and feel that their contribution is valued. Facilitators, chairs and organisers of citizenship events should promote inclusivity, tolerance, fairness, openness and respect, and these underpinning values should influence the ways inwhich they use their skills. Download this pack for activities and guidance to support your learner in running citizenship events.