A study of climate change, global warming, who and what it affects, and what we can do about it. Case study submitted by Caroline Picking, Class teacher and International Coordinator at St Cedd’s School.
Primary school pupils learn about food production and healthy eating by using the Oxfam resource pack ‘Go Bananas’.
What effect does embedding the global dimension have on the knowledge and attitudes of staff and pupils in a rural primary school?
Campaigning events and action weeks can provide a good focus for learning about particular global issues and reflecting on how individuals and groups can make a difference.
How can school councils – students elected to represent the views of all pupils – get involved in global issues?
School councils give pupils a voice and can be a good way for them to realise how they can make a difference to global issues such as climate change, both as individuals and through joint action.
Discussing global issues such as peace and conflict can be a powerful tool for developing pupils’ creativity.
Finding out about basic needs and necessities for survival can develop pupils’ empathy and understanding.
Environmental issues affect people all over the world and the search for sustainable solutions is a great focal point around which pupils from different countries can work together.