Global Learning Programme

Ideas for celebrating International Day of Happiness (20 March)

Did you know that the tiny Himalayan state of Bhutan has a national goal of greater happiness instead of wealth? Gross National Happiness (GNH) is considered to be more important than Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Bhutan.

Founded by the United Nations in 2012, International Day of Happiness is celebrated annually throughout the world on 20 March. Why not take a look at the following ideas from the Global Learning Programme (GLP) that could help you celebrate this day in your school in 2018?

Are some parts of the world happier than others?

The World Happiness Report for the UN lists countries according to their level of happiness:

What about the UK?

In the classroom

Support from the GLP

The world community has signed up to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the UN’s roadmap to economic, social and environmental well-being.

GLP-approved CPD – book by 29 March 2018

You can use GLP fundingworth up to £500 to pay for attendance at a wide range of accredited CPD courses until 1 June 2018. Our CPD Calendar offers a variety of courses to help you incorporate global learning into your classes. The deadline to book onto any of these courses is 29 March 2018, so please make sure that your school is registered for the GLP, and has completed the online questionnaire, before this date.