Global Learning Programme

Help your pupils participate in World Environment Day and World Oceans Day

World Environment Day takes place on 5 June, and this year’s theme is ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’. World Oceans Day takes place on 8 June, and its theme this year also focuses on ‘preventing plastic pollution and encouraging solutions for a healthy ocean’. You can use these important events to explore environmental issues and sustainability across the curriculum with your pupils, using the following resources brought to you by the Global Learning Programme (GLP).

World Environment Day takes place on 5 June, and this year’s theme is ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’. World Oceans Day takes place on 8 June, and its theme this year also focuses on ‘preventing plastic pollution and encouraging solutions for a healthy ocean’. You can use these important events to explore environmental issues and sustainability across the curriculum with your pupils, using the following resources brought to you by the Global Learning Programme (GLP).

You can access these, and even more free resources, 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!

Our links with Eco-Schools can also offer schools another way to explore global learning. If you’re already taking part in the GLP, then take a look at how the experience maps across to the Eco-Schools criteria. Eco-Schools is the largest environmental education programme in the world, spanning 64 countries and engaging millions of children and young people each year. In England, the programme is run by Keep Britain Tidy, and sees schools striving for the internationally recognised Green Flag – which is flown above the school to show their commitment to the environment. Their website is packed full of free resources, support and inspiration to get you started on your environmental journey.

The GLP is helping teachers to deliver effective teaching and learning about development and global issues at Key Stages 2 and 3. The programme focuses on knowledge, skills and values, and can be approached from various starting points or lenses, so may well link to some work that is already happening in your school. The GLP virtual twilight films introduce many of the key themes covered through the programme. You can access this by logging into your GLP account, or by registering your school for free.