Lesson 5: Pressure groups

Recognising the role of pressure groups in society

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To recognise the role of pressure groups

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • PSHE Association’s Programme of Study for PSHE: Living in the wider world > to recognise the role of voluntary, community and pressure groups (DfE National Framework for Citizenship 2015)

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Could design a poster for Keep Britain Tidy instead.


Pupils working at greater depth: Can be challenged to explore and explain in greater depth the challenge of making sure that campaign activities are significant enough to create change, yet appropriate.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


Created by:
Sarah Huggins,  
RSE & PSHE specialist
Sarah has over 20 years’ experience in education. Starting as a Primary teacher, Sarah then moved into an advisory role that covered both PSHE education and Citizenship. She delivers courses for teachers, as well as sessions for children and young…
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