Agents of Change
What is Agents of Change?
Agents of Change is a grass roots project aimed at providing children with the tools and inspiration to inform positive change in themselves, their community, and the planet in order to develop confidence in their own impact as they grow.
Children are able to autonomously work on projects or use the support of their friends, family, or school. As much or as little guidance can be provided, but the heart of each project centres around the child’s personal beliefs and passions.
All participating children are given a poster with 40 ideas, a passport with a little more information on each idea, and will earn a stamp in their passport and a sticker for each project completed – which can be done in any order. When they have completed seven projects, they can choose a badge (of which there are seven to collect).
At St Lawrence Primary, thousands of projects have been completed by individual children and whole classes. They have received letters from David Attenborough, Gareth Southgate, and Marcus Rashford. They have featured in local news. They have bought five acres of Rainforest. They have created poetry about anti-racism, stories about gender identity, and art about the environment. They have said a kind thing to a neighbour, learned to cook a meal, and saved a snail; and they do not plan on stopping there.