To: The Rt Hon Justine Greening MP

More focus on these life skills throughout school

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.

Such as;
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!

Jake Pritchard


Reasons for signing

  • I signed as I agree the curriculum needs to include these vital life skills
  • I think it's important that life skills are taught it's not just about maths, science and English.
  • Vital skills that give people the confidence to operate effectively in everyday life and provide the foundations for success as well as facilitating learning on other topics.


2017-09-04 14:45:18 +0100

100 signatures reached

2017-08-31 08:54:40 +0100

50 signatures reached

2017-08-31 00:03:30 +0100

25 signatures reached

2017-08-30 22:56:08 +0100

10 signatures reached