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To: The Rt Hon Justine Greening MP
More focus on these life skills throughout school
Make these basic essential topics part of everyone's primary and secondary education. With more than PSHE days!
Kids need to learn more than how to pass exams!
Why is this important?
I am 12 years old and in my second year of secondary education. It has been on my mind for some time that the school curriculum doesn't provide kids with many of the life skills which will be vital to us as adults.
Basic first aid
Politics, how to vote
Mental health awareness including self care and it's importance
Interview skills, writing a cv
Social skills - about empathy and respect for others.
Awareness of physical and emotional abuse. Recognising signs of gas lighting etc. Sex education should include much more about relationships, self respect and emotions.
We should learn about current events and how they affect us.
Feminism, equal rights.
Human rights, how many people can name all 30?
Financial issues should be incorporated into our maths lessons, such as:
How bank accounts, mortgages and ISAs work
Basic Money management and household budgeting
We have PSHE days now and then (one each term) but we spend much of these days socialising with friends, watching dvds etc. There is not enough time dedicated to learning these key skills. The basics should be taught from primary school age.
We are constantly spoken to about what we want to do when we are adults, but we don't learn the basic skills to get us through those years, we only seem to learn how to pass exams and then what?
Thanks for taking the time to read this. Please sign and share this petition so we can change things for future generations in the UK!