Global Schools Projects
Here are some inspiring quotes from teachers at our Global Learning Celebration at Leeds Trinity University
The schools below are from a range of socio- economic backgrounds and are all implementing Global Learning in different and inspiring ways.
This school on the outskirts of Bradford has pioneered Global Learning in different directions. They have done extensive work on the Millennium Development Goals, looking at it through the lens of Equality for All. Connections are also made with local issues, such as donations to the food bank and resolving conflict in positive ways.
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Bankside, based in inner city Leeds, facilitates global learning both through direct curriculum links and through the work of their active School Council. The School Council are introduced to topics such as Fairtrade, garment workers and Send my Friend to school and then feedback their learning to their classes. The school council have written to clothes shops, asking them to pay their garment workers fairly, written to MPs asking for all children to access their education and visited the houses of Parliament to see democracy in action.
Ireland Wood Primary, in Leeds, has been very active in using film and art to communicate children’s learning on global issues.They won a regional competition on their film celebrating Yorkshire’s status as the UK’s first Fairtrade region. They also created a giant artwork celebrating the achievements of the Millennium Development Goals which has been printed on postcards and distributed to schools across the region.
Being a Specialist Language College, Prince Henry’s Grammar School is about equipping students with an understanding of their rights and responsibilities as citizens of the global community.
The Global Justice Group meets lead the student body in putting global citizenship into action by lobbying for social justice, raising awareness of human rights abuses, fundraising and encouraging others to take direct, peaceful action.
We are proud to have achieved the top level (Level 3) of the Stephen Lawrence Education Standard for our commitment to race equality and wider community cohesion, and our achievements in establishing a culture and ethos which celebrates diversity and promotes equality
Rawdon Littlemoor wanted to teach their contrasting locality (India) in a different way. They invited us in to run our ‘Beyond Chembakolli urban India’ workshop and based their whole term’s topic work on this. Their work challenged stereotypes the children had about ‘poor rural’ India and instead helped them to understand the growth of middle class India and the increased Westernisation of this huge and diverse country.