About Go-Givers

Go-Givers is a bank of flexible, adaptable and age-appropriate resources from Young Citizens to explore the fundamental challenges facing children and society today. We’ve distilled over 30 years’ experience to create learning resources which inspire and prepare pupils to take action now, and in the future, to make a positive difference in their communities.

Who is Go-Givers for?

Go-Givers is aimed at Key Stage 1 and 2 teachers and supports:

  • Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) learning including the teaching of fundamental British values
  • Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education (PSHCE) including Relationships Education
  • Values and Character Education
  • Child-led social action and active citizenship project

However, although the teaching materials were originally written for English primary schools, educators in a range of settings, from all over the world, have enjoyed using our resources; we hope teachers will continue to adapt them to suit the needs and abilities of children and young people wherever they are teaching. 

Our Resources

Access to our resources is via an annual Go-Givers School Subscription which enables all teaching staff within the school to download lessons and assemblies comprising of an editable PowerPoint presentation and a flexible activity plan. Schools are also provided with a sample scheme of work and other planning documents to enable them to plan the lessons into their whole-school curriculum and additional teaching materials such as ‘Tops Tips’ leaflets for children on a range of skills such as public speaking, creating a questionnaire or making decisions.

Our Story

Go-Givers was the inspiration of Marguerite Heath who wished to see children nurtured as ‘go-givers’, not just ‘go-getters’, in our primary schools and was originally conceived by the Home Office as a pack for primary schools to encourage charitable giving.

Since then, Go-Givers has developed into a much broader, cross-curricular resource to help children build character, nurture positive relationships, undertake social action, explore British values and learn about how our society works so they can play their full part in it. The online content is supported by a dedicated team of experienced teachers and educators. They are on-hand to ensure your school fully utilises the website to enrich your curriculum and improve your SMSC provision, as such, they would love to hear from you! You can get in touch by email gogivers@youngcitizens.org or phone 020 7566 4141