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Africa Day Resources 18 May 2018

Africa Day (25 May 2018) aims to celebrate African unity, and this year commemorates the founding of the Organisation of African Unity, now the African Union, 55 years ago. These resources have been selected to help you mark Africa Day.


Help your pupils participate in World Environment Day and World Oceans Day 18 May 2018

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).


Explore the concept of freedom of expression with your pupils 25 April 2018

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.


Free resource to support Send My Friend to School’s ‘Make Schools Safe’ campaign 20 April 2018

The theme of Send My Friend to School’s Spring 2018 campaign is ‘Make Schools Safe’. This free resource for the Global Learning Programme (GLP) helps pupils explore the issues surrounding safety in schools – both in the UK and in four other countries.


Thinking of teaching about ‘British values’? 20 April 2018

The Global Learning Programme (GLP) can support you to explore ‘British values’ in a global context.


World Malaria Day: free resources to help your pupils investigate the challenges of malaria 20 April 2018

This year’s theme for World Malaria Day (25 April) is ‘Ready to beat malaria’. This mission is set by the World Health Organisation (WHO), calling on countries to improve access to life-saving prevention tools urgently. Take this opportunity to discuss interdependence and Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3: health and well-being with your pupils.


Investigating the effects of poverty on children’s rights 11 April 2018

Young people care about children’s rights, and are keen to talk about fairness and justice, but how aware are they of the impact of poverty on the rights of children both here in the UK and across the globe?


Supporting mathematics teaching through global learning 21 March 2018

Looking for more mathematics resources? Using global issues gives pupils the opportunity to apply their learning in relevant contexts – supporting engagement and skills development. Here is a selection of free numeracy/maths resources from the Global Learning Programme (GLP) that can support your teaching:


Ideas for celebrating International Day of Happiness (20 March) 15 March 2018

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?


Take part in British Science Week with the GLP 02 March 2018

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.