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.
Food Bank Donations - 5&6th April.
In Global Learning this half term, the children have been learning about Sustainable Development Goals 1&2, No Hunger and Poverty. Mrs Doe has been in contact with local charity and foodbank, Find, who help people in our local area who do not have enough money to buy essential items. The children have designed posters asking parents and staff to donate. Check out our posters, you can donate food, animal food and toiletries on the last two mornings of term, by bringing your items to the Bell Door on the Bell Door Playground. These will then be dropped off to Find over the next couple of days to help people in our local area.
Autumn 2 - In the second half of the Autumn Term, we talked about Goal 16, Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions. We focused on peace, what it means to us and what we can do to help bring peace. The children designed their own peace symbols.
Autumn 1 - This half term's lesson was a reminder and overview of the Sustainable Development Goals. In addition to this the children were reminded of what they can and should put in each of the three types of bins around the school. They then changed the old bin labels and put the new ones on each bin in their classroom.
The children made their own posters to help remind people which bins to use for what type of rubbish.
In addition to this the children then voted in their Eco Reps and their Light and Screen Monitors.
This next academic year the children will be looking at these goals:
Autumn 1: Recap. What are the Sustainable Development Goals. Focus on Litter in school.
Autumn 2: Goal 16 - Peace and Justice. Strong Institutions.
Spring 1: Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals
Spring 2: Goal 1 - No Poverty
Summer 1: Goal 2 - Zero Hunger
Summer 2: Goal 3 - Good Health and Wellbeing
Children from across the school can see examples of their work on the Global Learning display board in the Year 3 corridor.
Last term we looked at DEFORESTATION. The children were shocked to find out how many trees are disappearing every minute of every day. They wrote letters to those involved in deforestation. Here is a photo of some of their work on our Global Learning display board in school.
Last half term the children learned about life below the sea. We looked at how plastic pollution is affecting our oceans. We looked at 'Ocean Clean Up', an initiative and invention by Boyan Slat, which travels the ocean and gathers plastic pollution without harming any wildlife or sea life at all!
The children produced some amazing inventions of their own, thinking about how to manage pollution.
Of course, the best way is to reduce the amount of plastic we use in our everyday lives, to stop it entering our waterways and our oceans and killing innocent animals.
Did you know: Every piece of plastic ever made is still on our planet somewhere - either in landfill, still waiting to be used, in our homes, or floating about somewhere! And still we have no real solution for all the plastic we are bringing into our lives every day at an incredible rate.
Spring Term. First Half Term January - February 2021
This half term the children learned about Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production.
We mainly focused on plastic and household waste.
The children were asked to think about how they could reduce the amount of waste or plastic in their homes.
Children across the school produced photos of the different types of recycling they had, photos of eco-friendly reusable cups and bags. Some children made posters to encourage others to reuse, reduce and recycle.
In the second half of Spring Term children learned about the Sustainable Development Goal 13, Climate Change. They were asked to create posters about any aspect of climate change that they wanted. Each teacher forwarded the top 5 from their class to the Eco Committee who judged them and found 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners for each key stage. Each winner received an Easter Egg!
Here are the photos of our winning posters, which have been displayed throughout the school. Some of the other nominations will be displayed on our Global Learning board in school.