City Year UK is delighted to have been recognised as a leader in character education by winning a Department for Education Character Award. Our ‘50 acts of greatness ‘club is one example of an initiative we run which is focused on helping pupils with behavioural problems develop relationship skills and social-emotional awareness.
Winners of the Character Awards were chosen by a panel of experts and included 21 schools and six charities, all of which were recognised for work promoting resilience and determination in young people. Education Secretary Nicky Morgan said: “Teaching character not only benefits children at school – it also plays a vital role in ensuring young people leave school prepared for life in modern Britain. “Investing in the character of young people will not only help them succeed academically, but also improve their job prospects and help them bounce back from setbacks.”