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PSE Through Outside Agencies

Price: £25.00
Age Range: KS3

An exploration of conventions, rules and laws within society, followed by a focus on organisations and charities that help maintain social structures and influence a sense of personal responsibility. Students gain an insight into the work of these organisations and charities and develop their own ideas of citizenship and responsibility.

Topics include: What is a Citizen?; The Red Cross; RNLI; Childrens Agencies; Animal Welfare; Environmental Agencies; The Fire Brigade; The Samaritans; Homelessness; The Elderly; Collective Effort and Voluntary Work.

The pack includes 28 web-based homeworks which can be set, completed and marked online using our Yacapaca assessment platform. List of homeworks (requires free Yacapaca membership).

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Size: 61 Pages
ISBN: 978 1 86025 353 9
Author(s): Eileen Osborne
Code: PTOA
Popularity rank: 158

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Contents List



  • 7 WHO AM I? Introductory page that considers the uniqueness of individuals, while at the same time raising awareness of the interdependence of all humanity.
  • 9 WHO NEEDS RULES? Looking at the need for rules in society.
  • 11 KNOW YOUR RIGHTS Examining the rights we have as individuals - and how these change as we get older.
  • 13 A RESPONSIBLE INDIVIDUAL? Looking at the rights of the individual and the responsibilities that are linked to those rights.
  • 15 RAISING THE MONEY Looking at the ways in which charities and organisations raise money and considering the moral implications of this.


  • 17 IN AN EMERGENCY Looking at the work of the Red Cross and the Red Crescent.
  • 19 HELPING CHILDREN EVERYWHERE The work of the NSPCC - and its 'vision' of a society in which all children are 'loved, valued and able to reach their full potential'.
  • 21 THE EYES HAVE IT Looking at the work of Sight Savers International.
  • 23 SUPPORTING VULNERABLE CHILDREN Students are introduced to the work of Children of the Andes in Colombia and design and plan a building that would suit the needs of 50 'rescued' street children.
  • 25 HELP FOR TEENS Students learn about the Teenage Cancer Trust and design a room that would suit a teenager having to stay in hospital.
  • 27 FOR THOSE IN PERIL... Students look at the work of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and consider the qualities that a volunteer crew member would need.
  • 29 WHO CARES FOR ANIMALS? Students are asked to consider some cases of animal cruelty and learn about the work of the RSPCA.
  • 31 DOES HE TAKE SUGAR? Students consider the difficulties of life in a wheelchair and are introduced to the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign.
  • 33 TREES PLEASE! Students learn about the global importance of trees and the work of The Tree Council.
  • 35 IN THE EVENT OF FIRE Looking at the work of the Fire Brigade. Students draw up a safety plan of their homes.
  • 37 A FOUR-FOOTED HERO Students consider the training and qualities needed for rescue dogs and learn about the National Search and Rescue Dog Association (NSARDA).
  • 39 LOOKING AFTER THE WORLD'S ANIMALS Students contemplate a world without animals and look at the work of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).
  • 41 WHO NEEDS A HOME? Students consider the problems of homelessness and learn about the work of Shelter.
  • 43 AT THE END OF A PHONE The work of the Samaritans, especially in connection with the problems of young people. Students also consider the qualities needed by volunteers for the Samaritans.
  • 45 PLAYGROUND PARTNERS The importance of maintaining a pleasant local environment and the work of Learning Through Landscapes, a charity that helps to design and maintain school grounds.
  • 47 CARING FOR OLDER PEOPLE Students consider the problems associated with old age and learn about the work of the Abbeyfield Society.
  • 49 UPHOLDING HUMAN DIGNITY Students learn about leprosy and the work of the Leprosy Mission.
  • 51 GO OUT AND DO IT! Students consider why some people get into trouble and they look at the work of Weston Spirit, an organisation that helps excluded and vulnerable young people.


  • 53 A PART OF THE SYSTEM Students look at the ways student councils benefit school life and the individual students involved.
  • 55 HELPING YOU, HELPING ME A consideration of the benefits of community work, both to the community and to the volunteers involved.
  • 57 A GARDEN OUT OF NOTHING Students look at the organisation needed for a community project, in this case to plan a community garden.
  • 59 BECOMING A BETTER CITIZEN Students learn about three young people who have qualified for a Young Achievers Award. The page should help them to understand how collective effort can create better citizens.
  • 61 CITIZENS OF THE WORLD Students consider the idea of global citizenship and the implications of this for all the people of the world.