Petition to Rt Hon Justine Greening MP, Simon Stevens, UK Parliament, Theresa May MP
Improve Child Mental Health in Schools
We all have mental health! Every action that you do affects your mental health. Mental health issues affect 80,000 children and young people. We believe the government should invest more money into improving children’s wellbeing in school. The amount of young people who have depression has doubled between the 1980s and 2000s, which shows that mental health issues are increasing rapidly. Not only does this issue need to be looked at in more detail by the government but it is costing the NHS £22.5 billion per annum. As a form, we are doing a citizenship project and we want to help improve child mental health through education across the country and to have more services in schools to deal with already existing problems in the home. We are creating this petition to encourage the government to help deal with mental health. Our aims are to have: workshops on mental health for students as this is a major side effect of other problems such as child abuse; staff training to spot signs of mental health; a safe haven for children to feel welcome in schools and an impartial staff member that children feel like they can talk to. If we complete all our aims we will improve mental health statistics as currently '1 in 10 children and young people aged 5-16 suffer from a diagnosable mental health disorder' and it will benefit children across the country. We need to take action! Your support can make a difference!
Petition to Theresa May MP, Richard Graham MP, UK Parliament, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Richard Johnson headteacher, Severn Vale School, Alex chalk, David drew
BAN homework in secondary school around England and the rest of the United Kingdom
They should ban homework in England in secondary schools because it is the most important years to be studying at school to get GCSE but if you have homework all the time you are missing out on learning. Plus you can spend hours doing the pieces of homeworks and the teachers might not mark them in which you don't know whether you are improving. Plus by doing no homework it would give the students more time to learn and have more time to be able to do stuff they enjoy like hobbies. And it should be up to kids how they revise. And the teachers to prepare the lessons instead of handing homework out in which it could improve learning because it wouldn't take up the time. And if you do your homework you never have time to go out with friends or family because they set to much homework and students go to school about 30 hours a week and spend more hours doing homework they should be able to relax there brains and having a break not doing work all the time.what happens if you win? Well it would stop homework which would give more time to students to do what they want like sports or there hobbies and socialising with other people like friends.and cause teachers can use the time to prepare the lessons instead of handing out homework in which student might not know what to do. and also they don’t give the help student need because they are interested in homework not the pupils progress and whether they are understanding the knowledge! You spend hours doing it and the teachers don’t mark it which means that time you can be spending with your friends and family also they don’t realise that you only stay a kid for not long so you want to enjoy it. and homework does not help you get a GCSE so the teachers can help you more and stop giving detentions and help people to achieve and learn what they need they never consult the parents or students and can set how much homework they want which it isn’t fair and this causes health problems because you are not doing fun things like hobbies a number of health problems are: .heart problems .anxiety And another thing is schools set all this homework but then they don’t think socialising or spending time with your family is important like going to beaches so you have memories as you are only young for not long and school do not look at this and they set loads of homework way to much over the weekends but they don’t realise that you too want a break and spend time with family and friends and homework does not help you and it causes health problems And even teachers get breaks over the weekends and go places so they need to take in consideration of students and they should just ban it so teachers can teach better and homework don’t help cause teachers harlf the time don’t even mark it! ALL HOMEWORK DOES IS CAUSE UNNACESSARY STRESS!!! plus when you are worried about GCSE it does not help and can lead to anxiety and other mental health problems Homework was introduced as a punishment but now generations are taking it too far and giving how much they want out and it’s not having an detrimental impact on them but the younger generations who will become successful but Homework is getting in the way achieving to ban homework would mean a lot of things including more time to revise necessary stuff which will achive you good GCSE which homework doesnt !!!!! and you would also have more time to do sports you enjoy or hobbies and it will create a better environment and atmosphere at school as children should enjoy school but when you got that extra pressure of homework it does not help! there is also proof that it doesn’t help such as Finland they have no homework and they got better education including GCSE HOMEWORK IS UNHEATHY and stops you from socialising and doing revision, revision classes cause some student might not be able to do revision classes after school as the amount of pressure to do homework from the school cause student know if they don’t do it they get detentions etc have emailed my local MP which is labour and he’s so say for the people of my constituency and he wasn’t interested and opiniated while they shouldn’t as they got elected to represent their constituents enough is enough we need action fast
Petition to Bloomsbury Publishing plc., Department for Education, firstname.lastname@example.org Ofsted
Ban sexualisation of children & LGBTpropaganda in primary schools & on children's tv/books
Firstly let me state I am not homophobic nor is this a homophobic petition; I have gay friends who agree that the sexualisation of young children through the media and schools has hit new heights and is unnecessary to education. This, as well as the gay and straight sexualised propaganda on children's tv, is a disgrace and we have allowed it to happen, hence the creation of this petition to see if the people actually care about the children. It is wrong to tell a young 5 year old there are 75 genders in primary school, it is wrong to explain they have sexual freedom, they end up coming home confused to confused parents who don't know what to say because of political correctness and liberalism. Currently, the Department of Education is making new guidelines and policies without your consent or knowledge. The Education Secretary sets out plans for relationships education in primary schools and relationships and sex education in secondary school, stating "The government is proposing the introduction of the new subject of ‘relationships education’ in primary school and renaming the secondary school subject ‘relationships and sex education’, to emphasise the central importance of healthy relationships." (https://www.gov.uk/government/news/schools-to-teach-21st-century-relationships-and-sex-education I've spoken to many other parents and they feel the same but are scared to speak out for the fear of being labeled homophobic, however the right to groom young children through the media and education systems is hitting fast forward whilst so-called caring parents hide behind false societal fears. If you tell a five year old they can be a unicorn they'll jump at the chance, so telling a boy he can be a girl in primary school is the exact same thing. If you actually care about the children's development and healthy mental health than please sign the petition and pass around to anyone you can. SEXUALISATION OF CHILDREN IS WRONG, GAY OR STRAIGHT ! Russia has this law to protect children why can't Britain? WE ARE THE PEOPLE, THE VOICE AND OUR FUTURE RIDES ON IT
Petition to Theresa May MP, Michael Gove MP, UK Parliament
Free plastic recycling for schools #BeFantasticDontWastePlastic
Over the last half term, we have been learning about the catastrophic effects of plastic waste on the environment. After watching Theresa May's 25 Year Plan and BBC's Blue Planet, we were shocked to discover that millions of tonnes of plastic waste is being dumped in landfill sites and making its way into our oceans and onto our beautiful beaches, destroying habitats and harming animals. After investigation, we have found that as a school, we are contributing to this devastating, worldwide situation and as a result, we desperately want to change this. We are already spending a large proportion of the school's budget on recycling paper and we simply cannot afford the additional costs of plastic recycling too. We are all passionate about this! Household recycling is included in their council tax, whereas school recycling is NOT included in our business rates. We do not think this is right or fair! We challenge the government to allow schools to support 'The 25 Year Plan' and provide free recycling provision. Please sign our petition and help us make a difference. Thank You, Year 6 Graham James Primary Academy, Essex #PlasticFreeForCleanerSeas #BeFantasticDontWastePlastic #MakeItFreeSaveOurSeas #FreeRecyclingForSchools
Petition to Cavendish Road State High School
Bounce House Initiative at Cav Road
Currently there are 0 bounce houses (Jumping castles, casa de la despedida) at Cavendish Road SHS and this problem needs to be rectified. The lack of Bounce Houses at Cavendish Road SHS is a serious problem for many individuals including students, teachers, and bounce house lovers all around the globe. Not having a bounce house is a blemish on Cav Road's reputation, and a disgrace to the Queensland Education System. This bounce house will be free to use by students, teachers and the united public of the bounce house association during their recesses to relive stress and tension of their hard lives and will be a therapeutic problem solver for people with mental health issues. You can help solve this horrible problem by signing this petition and inaugurate the holy grace that is a bounce house.
Petition to UK Parliament
Stop vehicles idling near babies and children
My baby sister travels with me to nursery every day. Her lungs get filled with nasty gases and tiny bits of bad stuff from the exhaust of idling cars. She’s in a buggy so exposed to 60% more exhaust fumes than an adult. This toxic air may stop her lungs, heart and brain from growing properly and cause damage for life. The law is supposed to protect babies and children but the law permits drivers to idle vehicles outside nurseries and schools every day and for as long as they like. Only if drivers refuse to switch off their engine if asked by an ‘authorised person’ can a fine be issued. This rarely happens, so the fine isn't a deterrent. Why are adults allowed to poison babies and children? We know diesel exhaust is carcinogenic and is the cause and trigger for many of the 1.1 million UK children who suffer from asthma. We want a legal limit for how long drivers can idle an engine when parked and an enforcement process and fine that stops this harmful and unnecessary burning of fuel. Everyone can help to ensure cleaner air for children by saying NO2idling and demanding a new law that is fit for purpose by signing & sharing our petition. For more information visit: https://www.littleninja.co.uk/air-pollution/no2idling/ or follow us on YouTube and Twitter @LittleNinjaUK #NO2idling #SchoolRun Here are our other campaigns to reduce children's air pollution exposure: Reduce rush hour air pollution on congested main roads by over 50% https://www.change.org/p/sadiq-khan-please-pilot-this-low-cost-idea-to-reduce-vehicle-emissions-children-breathe-when-travelling-on-our-busiest-roads Stop vehicles idling and accelerating next to children waiting at kerbside bus shelters: https://www.change.org/p/sadiq-khan-reduce-children-s-exposure-to-diesel-vehicle-exhaust-at-roadside-bus-shelters
Petition to Schools, Students
Reduce homework for Children in the UK
Students in the UK have way too much homework and is draining them of social and family time. In my opinion, we should still have homework but shorter and more rewarding for the students.
Petition to UK Parliament
Update the Secondary School Curriculum
Update the Secondary School Curriculum I left secondary school with no real knowledge in topics such as registering to vote, politics, the political parties, current affairs, how to organise my finances, taxes - what they pay for and how they are calculated, how to detect and avoid scams, along with how to look after both your physical and mental health as well as your sexual health and busting common sex myths, or basic cooking skills and then progressing on to making actual meals. All of this We have had to work out for ourselves. We are always told that the end of school education prepares us for the wider world, but leaves out important features of Life, such as the topics mentioned above. I also noticed whilst in the education system, there is lots of support for those who decide to go to university, but when they ask you what you are planning on doing, and answer with not going to uni, they seem confused and there is noticeable less support given to those students. Especially when only 33% of jobs actually require a degree.. We are asking for a review of the whole secondary school curriculum for the U.K., and that it should also include ‘real-world’ lessons like how to fact-check news stories and political statements, respecting other people’s boundaries and beliefs, mortgages, taxes, basic skills in an emergency (car mechanics and jump starting a car, first aid and CPR etc..) and the others mentioned above