The Schools’ Good Life Charter puts wellbeing, sustainability and community building at the heart of secondary school life.
We live in a world full of pressures to buy more than we need. In our buy, buy, buy culture, young people are bombarded by adverts on a daily basis – adverts which promote the idea that materialism is the key to happiness and success. Over-consumption not only harms the health of our planet, but also has a detrimental impact on mental wellbeing.
This free programme supports young people and schools to reflect on what makes a good life and design a hopeful new way of living. We provide a full package of lesson plans, resources, guidance and a step-by-step framework to help you deliver the programme in your school.
Step 1 - Create a Good Life Group
Step 1 is about creating your Good Life Group. Use your Introductory Assembly to promote the Schools’ Good Life Charter project to your whole school community and get them excited about what’s to come! Once you’ve recruited a group of students interested in improving your school, kick start the project with "Getting to know your Good Life Group".
Step 2 - Create a Good Life Group
Step 2 is about exploring the Good Life vs. the Goods Life. These lessons will help your group reflect on how advertising and social media impacts our idea of a ‘good life’, and how this affects the wellbeing of people and planet.
(Steps 3-6 coming soon)
Connecting with nature
Students at Ark Burlington Danes Academy turned empty, unused patches of playground into a way to reduce consumption in school by growing their own fruit and vegetables.
Fixing and repairing
As a school community, Fulham Cross Academy created a space where students can bring broken items and get these fixed.
Getting active for a good cause
Students in the Good Life Group at Ark Burlington Danes Academy identified single-use plastics in the canteen as a huge issue in their school and came up with an innovative way to solve the problem.
Young people at Hammersmith Academy came together as part of a Good Life Group to work towards reducing meat consumption in their school.
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Access catch up content from the Transform Our World Youth Summit
As a Transform Our World user, you can access the content from the Transform Our World Youth Summit and catch up on the content across three themed days, looking at individual actions we can do, people in power we can influence and the importance of living our true values.
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