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Water day

On Tuesday afternoon Class 2 children will be taking part in World Water Dayactivities. They will be considering the importance of clean water in our lives and the plight of those for whom this basic need is not met. This is part of our commitment as a school to Global Learning.

Global Learning or Global Citizenship is all about exploring the interconnections between people and places around the world. It encourages us to think about the similarities and differences that exist around our world today and how these affect our own lives. It is not an 'additional subject' but is something that is at the heart of education and the ethos and values of our school.

"The global dimension explores what connects us to the rest of the world. It enables learners to engage with complex global issues and explore links between their own lives and people, places and issues throughout the world. The global dimension can relate to both developing and developed countries. It helps learners to imagine different futures and the role they can play in creating a fair and sustainable world."  (The National Curriculum)

We hope that in giving our young people the opportunity to learn about global issues they will develop many skills including being able to:

  • Critically examine their own values and attitudes
  • Appreciate the similarities between peoples everywhere, and learn to value diversity
  • Understand the global context of their local lives
  • Develop skills that will enable them to combat injustice, prejudice and discrimination

If you have any experience of global issues, may be you’ve spent time overseas, worked alongside a charity at home or abroad or have family/friends from different cultures, I’d love to hear from you.

 It is crucial to engage young people in learning about global issues because they have the potential to make a big difference. Our children are the future of our world.

 

Ruthie

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