The best teachers tailor the learning to address specific problems facing youngsters in their own communities. Resources required to engage young people such as interactive technology, theatre group productions and workshops are expensive. This is where Lions can help.
Schools are assessed primarily on academic achievement and as a result Life Skills education, whilst recognised to be of vital importance for young people and society, is under-funded and given limited attention. Lions make a great difference by providing funding. Locally this is done by working closely with the Herts PSHE & Citizenship Adviser to finance workshops and consultancy sessions in schools.
The Life Skills Programme works closely with Harpenden Red Cross to deliver first aid awareness training to year 5 and 6 children in our primary schools.