Active Citizenship – new educational resources bid to tackle paramilitarism

The Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA), in collaboration with the Department of Justice and Cinemagic, has launched new Active Citizenship resources. 

Linking directly to the Local and Global Citizenship component of the NI Curriculum, the resources examine topics such as democracy and lawfulness; the impact of organised crime and paramilitaries; and how students can make a positive contribution to their community and society. 

Speaking at the event, Justin Edwards, CCEA CEO commented

CCEA has produced these resources in order to support teachers in the delivery of citizenship in schools and to promote the important role that lawfulness has to play in our communities and the wider society.

The launch event previewed a short film – “A Stone’s Throw”, a short film produced by Cinemagic, highlights the risks and consequences of anti-social behaviour. 

Laura McCurdy, Project Executive, Cinemagic said
We are very proud of all of the young people involved in the project and their dedication and enthusiasm has shone through from the beginning. With support from CCEA, Cinemagic has been able to provide an invaluable creative experience and one which is results focused and will have longevity with the development of the educational resources to benefit school children and teachers across Northern Ireland”.

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