A key aim of the curriculum is to encourage students to engage with the various organisations, both public and private, that have an impact on our daily living. For example, students learn about the services that local government provide and how to contact the local council if they wish to use, improve or complain about a particular service. As part of being an active citizen, students are encouraged to become involved in voluntary organisations, with the aim of having a voice in their community. Where possible we utilise the opportunities of national elections to replicate the electoral process, with students standing as candidates in whole school elections. The enthusiasm of students can been seen in voter turnout among the students body.