For a number of years Millburn Academy has taken part in the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI), an international initiative which helps young people to develop a greater understanding of their community. The YPI programme explores the work of local charities and the nature of philanthropy. This year S3 English classes will be involved in the initiative at the start of the 2017/18 session, effectively for part of June until early September.
The YPI programme will be delivered during English lessons where the emphasis will be on developing skills in communication, team working, research, analysis and presentation, key skills within the English curriculum. A team from each English class will go forward to the Final which will be held in school in September with the team judged to have made the most compelling presentation being given a £3000 YPI grant which they will present to their chosen charity.
We are inviting charities into school to take part in a Charities Fayre on Monday 21st August 2017 in order to raise awareness of the charities and the valuable work that they carry out in the community. Pupils will have the opportunity to meet with charity representatives and to make informed choices when making the decision which charity to research further.
If you wish to send a representative from your charity to the Charites Fayre, please contact Miss Sinclair, Depute Rector on 01463 729152 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
It may be that sending a representative from the charity may not be possible, in which case, you may wish to send some information to the school and we will display the material on the day.