A curriculum-focussed school partnership project can reach across a number of curriculum areas, including Maths, Science, Geography, English, Art, Drama, Music and ICT.
Getting students to understand the real-life experiences of refugees and asylum seekers can develop their critical thinking and open-mindedness.
A group of Pupil Referral Units (PRUs) within Birmingham’s Behaviour Support Service held an issue-based, cross-curricular theme week with a global focus.
Accrington Academy in Lancashire worked with local artists to tackle extremism, through an intensive programme of dialogue with students, reflecting on local and then wider world issues. This led to the creation of a public art installation and a Community Ambassador programme.
The Cambridge Global Collective set up a project to explore how their wartime heritage relates to current concerns about sustainability and climate change. The project, based at the Harambee Centre, worked with a core group of 30 young people to discover how the World War II ‘Dig for Victory’ campaign could influence current-day practice.
Whilst this project was undertaken by a youth group, it could be replicated within schools or after-school clubs.
Manchester Development Education Project (DEP) used peer education methodology and the global dimension to address issues of transition from primary to secondary school.