Eye On Education: Cameron’s Big Society ideal alive in Huddersfield
IT was a key policy in Prime Minister David Cameron’s new government.
His “Big Society” idea aims to empower communities and get local people involved in local issues which matter to them.
Now two Huddersfield schools are championing the cause.
The idea was a central theme in the general election campaign and he said it was something that has underpinned his philosophy since he became Conservative leader in 2005.
He said: “There are the things you do because it’s your passion. Things that fire you up in the morning, that drive you, that you truly believe will make a real difference to the country you love and my great passion is building the Big Society.”
The schools backing the Big Society ideal are working together on a variety of projects aimed at improving their local community.
Students from Almondbury High School and Language College and King James’ High School are working together for the common good.
The project, launched in November, is led by associate headteachers Sandra Quarmby from Almondbury and Jacqui Armitage from King James’.
They are taking inspiration from the schools’ specialisms of modern foreign languages and science to work on the project.
This week year eight pupils from both schools worked in teams to create and construct a visual display based on the Marie Curie Nurses daffodil emblem.
They planted bulbs at All Hallows Church in the centre of Almondbury.