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Fortunately the work from Glyncollen can point the teachers in the right direction. Here the pupils have demonstrated their understanding of democracy, democratic values and democratic processes through their campaign to reduce plastic use in their school.
They now know who the head of Swansea Council is, whom their local councillor is, what ward they live in and how they can become participants in democracy now – these young people are therefore grappling with the issues Donaldson identified – ethical issues such as sustainability and social justice.
They have gained an ability to deal with these issues by becoming active citizens and in the process gained confidence in their capacity to exert influence in their own school and community. Donaldson would be proud!