British Science Week (BSW) (9–18 March 2018) is the largest UK-wide celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths. The theme for 2018 is ‘exploration and discovery’, with a focus on marine pollution.
You can take part and support your science teaching with some of these free resources brought to you by the Global Learning Programme (GLP).
For more resources and links between science and global learning, visit the GLP science page. You can also find even more resources supporting a range of topics, including climate and environmental issues on the GLP topic webpages, and the Global Dimension website.
Sign up for funded CPD and free resources
If your school isn't one of the thousands of schools in England already registered for the GLP and benefiting from funded CPD worth up to £500,* curriculum guidance and resources available, simply register your school today! Registration is free and takes just a few minutes.
If you’re not sure if the GLP, or global learning, is relevant to you and your school’s needs and priorities, please take a look at examples of how global learning can bring tremendous value to teaching across the curriculum – supporting other school initiatives such as Eco-Schools. The GLP is mapped to a number of quality marks and school awards that complement the programme.
You can use GLP funding* worth up to £500 to pay for attendance at a wide range of accredited CPD courses. Our CPD Calendar offers a variety of courses to help you incorporate global learning into your classes. Here is a selection of ‘flexible’ courses (which can be arranged for a time that suits you):
You could also use your e-credits* to start your school on the road to becoming an ‘Eco-School’ with flexible courses offered by Get a little greener. This provider offers an introduction to Eco-Schools twilight, a half-day INSET workshop, or an Eco-Schools personal in-school support for one term, and the contents can be tailored to your school’s needs. DEC South Yorkshire also offers a course in Sheffield on Developing as an Eco-School.
Case studies and background reading
More events and resources for British Science Week:
Supporting the Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) defined 17 goals to achieve by 2030, all of which are important and relevant to today’s world. Life below water (goal 14), aims to ‘conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development’. The targets for this include the aim to sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts by 2020, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans. The GLP has signposted a wide range of resources suitable for supporting the Sustainable Development Goals.
*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. The deadline to book onto GLP-funded CPD* is 29 March 2018, and courses must be attended by 1 June 2018. The GLP in England (GLP-E) is managed by a consortium of partners: Pearson (lead), Geographical Association, UCL Institute of Education, Oxfam UK, Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), SSAT and Think Global.