As we know, research shows that those who start volunteering before the age of ten are more than twice as likely to form a ‘habit of service’ (a commitment to continuing to volunteer) than if they start at 16-18 years of age.
So it is fantastic to read the social action project by primary school children in year 4 at Woodrow First featured in the local news. Through the RSA4 Youth Social Action project, funded by Pears #iwill Fund, the pupils have learnt about the social issues surrounding homelessness and crucially what steps need to be taken to prevent it, leading to support from the wider community.
Hannah Breeze, senior programme co-ordinator at RSA Academies said: “We couldn’t be prouder of Woodrow’s Year 4 pupils for the tremendous job they have done to fundraise, organise a donations collection and raise awareness around youth homelessness in their local community.”
Read the full article in the Redditch Standard here.