Global Learning Programme

Universal Children's Day 2017

20 November 2017 is Universal Children’s Day. Why not celebrate the day with these global learning resources:

Everyone Counts (Key Stage 2) from Oxfam Education develops numeracy skills while exploring children’s lives from around the world. For more details from the GLP click here.

Children’s rights with a global dimension (Key Stages 2 and 3) is a GLP resource listing ideas to enable you to add a global dimension to your teaching of children’s rights. You can download the resource by clicking here.

Global Explorers (Key Stage 2) is an interactive whiteboard resource from Christian Aid focused on the lives of children all over the world: https://www.christianaid.org.uk/schools/global-explorers.

More or Less Equal? (Key Stage 3) is Oxfam Education’s comprehensive resource investigating the lives of children in Ethiopia, India, Peru and Vietnam. Using a range of activities for literacy, numeracy and geography, it explores the effects of poverty and develops understanding of inequality, while promoting enquiry and critical thinking; for more details from the GLP click here.

Comparing young lives (Key Stage 3), from Oxfam Education, uses real data, case studies and photographs to develop empathy and investigate the effects of inequality and poverty on children's lives, with taster activities for English, maths and geography: http://www.oxfam.org.uk/education/resources/comparing-young-lives-resources-on-poverty.

Further GLP resources and background reading

Take a look at the GLP Human rights and child rights page for more resources to explore the topics of fairness and justice in the UK and around the world.

The GLP resource on the Sustainable Development Goals, with a focus on Goal 5 for gender equality, can also help you to introduce the topic of children’s rights, particularly the right to an education for girls.

GLP-approved CPD

Our CPD calendar offers a wide variety of courses that you can book using your e-credits*. Some of our most popular courses are those that introduce Philosophy for Children (P4C), which encourages pupils to explore global issues and develop critical thinking skills. P4C courses take place all over the country and some can also be delivered in school. To find the range of courses on offer, simply type 'P4C' or 'Philosophy 4 Children' into the search bar on the GLP website.

You could start your school on the road to achieving the Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) with introductory courses offered by UNICEF UK. You can filter your search by provider in our CPD calendar to find the RRSA course that’s right for you.

You can also browse all the GLP-approved courses with flexible dates here. A number of them focus on children's rights, including:

*The GLP is funded by the UK government. All schools can join the programme, but funding is only available to Key Stages 2 and 3 in state schools in England.