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.
In Autumn 1 children from Years 1 - 6 learned about the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and discussed global issues that concern them.
This year we are going to focus on teaching the children about individuals, celebrities and organisations that are making changes and working towards a more sustainable, environmentally friendly future and how they themselves can make a difference.
In the Summer, children from Years 1 to 6 learned about food waste and saving water, and the impact of these on the environment. They produced some excellent work, some of which they can see themselves on the Global Learning display board.
In the second half of Spring Term, the children thought about the different issues that were prominent in the world at that time. They then had discussions about who was trying to help with these situations and finally, what they can do to help.
It is important for children to realise that they are able to take action and be proactive, even if only in small ways, but that when lots of people do small things, it all adds up to a lot.
This work was completed as a class on the class whiteboard. See some of our examples below.
Over the last term, children across the school have been learning about the Cost-of-Living Crisis and how they can help their families save money on energy, fuel and water, as well as how other families are affected. This has led to the children wanting to organise another foodbank donation to FIND in Ipswich.
If you would like to donate any food to this amazing charity, please bring your donations to the Bell Door before and after school on Thursday and Friday 2nd and 3rd of February.
See our Eco Club's excellent posters above that have been put up around the school.