Education is about their future, not our past

Whitefriars First and Middle School serves a very diverse community in Harrow, north-west London, and over two thirds of pupils have a home language other than English. The school is part of a learning network which links schools in Masindi, Uganda, and Harrow, England. As well as working on joint curriculum projects, the school has integrated global learning across the curriculum.

GLADE Film Club

GLADE (The Centre for Global Learning and Development Education) in Ilminster, Somerset, teamed up with a local youth centre to show issue-based films as a way to reach out to new young people and explore global issues.

Whilst this project was undertaken by a youth group, it could be replicated within schools or after-school clubs.

Climate conscious schools

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.

Dig for Sustainability – learning from the older generation

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.