The Urban Crew is a project which introduces the concept of citizenship to Y5/6 students in North Manchester Primary Schools. The project is run in collaboration with Northwards Housing. The Urban Crew links the children’s home and school lives, encouraging them to take an active role in looking after the environment and caring for others. The programme enables students to achieve an ASDAN accreditation, giving them real academic currency prior to entering secondary school, building confidence and raising aspirations of their own academic achievement.
The objectives of the Urban Crew are:
All participants achieve ASDAN level 3 award
Students grow in confidence and have a heightened sense of place and their responsibility to their locality
As part of the programme children will be responsible for certain things at their school relating to being a good citizen, health & safety and the environment and they will do duties at break and lunchtimes. The children will also visit a retirement home to spend time with residents, they will deliver a whole school assembly on a subject of their choice as well as attending workshops at MCA including an enterprise event where they get to run their own business for a day.