Cross curricular

  • Water, local to global

    A project to reduce water consumption at St Richard’s RC Primary School in Longsight, Manchester, developed into a literacy-based exploration of water inequality and a decision by pupils to raise funds for the provision of clean water in Sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Global learning and community cohesion with young children and their families

    An influx of new immigrant families, due to a Gurkha regiment having been based locally, led Farnborough Grange Nursery and Infant Community School to develop work which combines the global dimension with community cohesion.

  • Transition, peer education and the global dimension

    Manchester Development Education Project (DEP) used peer education methodology and the global dimension to address issues of transition from primary to secondary school.

  • Learning about rights in Year 2

    Using UNICEF’s First Step to Rights resource to reflect on what’s essential to life, and issues of fairness.

  • Studying child workers in Wales and the Ivory Coast

    Research into children’s rights brings a global dimension to local history when pupils find out about child labour past and present.

  • Linking to a school in Ghana

    Global citizenship in a primary school has been enhanced through cross-curricular study of Ghana, and a link with a Ghanaian school.

  • 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.
  • A primary school goes bananas

    Primary school pupils learn about food production and healthy eating by using the Oxfam resource pack ‘Go Bananas’.

  • Whose world?

    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.

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IC / IS / IT

  • A school link with Delhi

    A link with a school in another country can provide the basis for a range of curriculum work.



  • An urban and rural school get together

    A school link doesn’t have to be with another country – pupils can explore global issues, differences and similarities by linking up with another school in the UK – even one within their own local authority area.


  • Comparing household waste in different countries

    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.

  • Learning about refugees

    Finding out about basic needs and necessities for survival can develop pupils’ empathy and understanding.

Whole School

  • 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.

  • Liverpool Schools in One World

    How can school councils – students elected to represent the views of all pupils – get involved in global issues?

  • Make Poverty History lessons and assembly

    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.

  • The World in Clanfield

    What effect does embedding the global dimension have on the knowledge and attitudes of staff and pupils in a rural primary school?