Global Learning Programme

World Toilet Day 2017

World Toilet Day is promoted annually by the United Nations on 19 November to raise awareness and inspire action about improving sanitation worldwide. World Toilet Day is part of the campaign for the world to reach Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6, Global Goal 6, by 2030: ‘Ensure access to water and sanitation for all’, by making sure everyone has access to a safely-managed household toilet.

This year’s theme is wastewater, and the Global Learning Programme (GLP) offers useful teaching resources, background reading and CPD to help you engage your pupils with World Toilet Day 17.

Aimed at Key Stages 2, 3 and above, our free World Toilet Day teaching resource supports the teaching of literacysciencegeographyhistorycitizenship and PSHE. It comprises a quiz and 12 activity ideas for World Toilet Day, including: assembly ideas; Oxfam Water Week activities investigating water vulnerability; activities to construct facilities such as water filters, water pumps, or hand washers; and many more. 

Topic-based resources also provide a range of opportunities to explore health and sanitation. You can also search the global dimension website, by key stage and subject, for resources to help you teach about these issues.

Funded CPD 

The GLP provides funded CPD* worth up to £500 that can help you incorporate global learning into your teaching. The wide range of CPD courses on offer – both in school and out of school – can be found via our CPD Calendar. Search the CPD Calendar by providercontent focus or subject to help you find the course that best meets your needs. Courses under the ‘flexible’ tab can be booked on a date that suits you.

Hear from schools on the GLP

Hear from teachers and pupils about the impact that global learning has had on their teaching and learning, by taking a look at the wide range of films and case studies available on our website.


* 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 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.