Connections among individuals social networks and the norms of reciprocity and trustworthiness that arise from them. In that sense social capital is closely related to what some have called "civic virtue." The difference is that "social capital" calls attention to the fact that civic virtue is most powerful when embedded in a sense network of reciprocal social relations. A society of many virtuous but isolated individuals is not necessarily rich in social capital.In order to achieve an ideal vision of citizenship, individuals must become involved within the community, as well as within the political process. Norris (2002, p220) claims that Putnam's thesis maybe realised by citizens belonging to environmental groups, sports clubs, volunteering, religious organisations and civic groups such as the parent- teacher association. Putnam (1995, p68) claims that civic engagement leads to trust within society and the realisation of democracy. Civic education aims to create well rounded citizens, the success or failure of such education should be based on these outcomes. Does civic education produce such citizens? Are individuals politically engaged? Do individuals partake in civic activity?