In 2015, the 193 member states of the United Nations agreed on an action plan to tackle the issues facing our world. The action plan outlined 17 Goals for a sustainable development of our world.
It is important that adults help children make sense of the increasingly globalised, complex and rapidly changing world in which they live. Global Learning enables pupils to think critically about world issues and to develop an awareness of the impact our own actions can have on others. The main aim is to equip young people with the essential knowledge, skills, attitudes and dispositions that will enable them to realise their potential and make a positive contribution to our world.
At Britannia Primary School and Nursery, each half term the children learn about the 17 Global Goals and complete an activity to help their understanding. During 2020 we plan to continue introducing the goals in order:
Autumn 1 A recap (or introduction for new pupils) of Global Learning.
Autumn 2 Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities
Spring 1 Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production
Spring 2 Goal 13: Climate action
Summer 1 Goal 14: Life below water
Summer 2 Goal 15: Life on land
Children from across the school can see examples of their work on the Global Learning display board in the Year 3 corridor.