Global Learning Programme

Explore the concept of freedom of expression with your pupils

World Press Freedom Day takes place on 3 May. You can mark the event with your pupils using this Key Stage 3/4 resource on exploring the right to freedom of expression developed by the Global Learning Programme (GLP). This resource supports citizenship and English lessons by exploring the right to freedom of expression and whether it has limits. It is linked to materials from Amnesty International, UNICEF and the British Council.

Freedom of expression is a fundamental right stated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. You can find more resources to teach pupils about the issues surrounding human rights and child rights on our website. You can also discover our wide range of resources and background reading on the topic of democracy. You could also develop this further with GLP guidance and teaching ideas to help pupils develop their enquiry and critical thinking skills.

World Press Freedom Day is organised by UNESCO, which has its own schools toolkit on freedom of expression.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) provides accessible guidance on freedom of expression laws.

Amnesty International have developed a resource for special schools to discuss the right of freedom of expression, and the concepts of fairness and unfairness.

Get access to even more free resources

You can access even more free resources that cover a wide range of global issues by logging into your GLP account. If your school isn't one of the thousands of schools in England already registered for the GLP and benefiting from the free curriculum guidance and resources available, simply register your school today for free!