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Citizenship - Home is where the heart is

Shelter Scotland is calling on schools to take part in HomeTime!, a campaign which aims to change the lives of thousands of homeless children.

There are 1.6 million children homeless or living in bad housing across the UK - homes that are overcrowded, squalid or unsafe. Homeless children are two to three times more likely to be absent from school than others, due to the disruption caused by constantly moving around.

HomeTime!, which is launched next month, provides schools with a booklet and DVD on funding ideas and assembly plans, all linked to the theme of home. Ideas cover spelling, dressing-up, game-playing and arts and crafts.

The campaign is being backed by children's television stars Dick and Dom.

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