School Zone


In-School Workshops

WWGS Teacher Inputs

WWGS provide free tailored Global Citizenship Education trainings to schools.  A few types of workshops we offer:

  • Whole School Inputs (such as Croke Park hours)
  • Planning workshops with the GCE teacher committee
  • Subject specific trainings (we can do a number of subjects simultaneously)

Just let us know what you need and we can tailor the workshop to suit your specific context. 


Student Workshops

WWGS generally do not provide student workshops, as we work directly with teachers instead. However, we provide a list of NGOs and independent facilitators who you can invite to deliver workshops with your students on a range of global justice themes.

Facilitators List

NGOs delivering GCE Activities for Schools:

Please see our list below (ordered alphabetically) and contact them directly if you have more questions:


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Afri
(Action From Ireland)

Programme Title: Global Citizenship Education

Global Justice Themes:  Peace & Justice, Global Hunger, Migration and Refugees, Food/Seed Sovereignty,  Climate Justice.

Offers:

  1. Teacher Training on active learning methodologies for GCE
  2. Educational schools programme on using various creative methodologies including drama, story-telling and symbolism
  3. Outdoor classroom events with local/global dimension
  4. GCE resources for teachers to support independent teaching. Including a new resource "Interdependence Day: Teaching the Sustainable Development Goals through Drama for all Ages".  It links to all subject areas, offering engagement with history, geography, languages, science and technology, ecology, ethics and religion, business and economics, politics and society, art, dance and movement, mathematics, even home economics! This workshop on the 28th January will show how drama activity can take place in a regular classroom even with Covid restrictions and social distancing.

“Everything is interdependent” – the Dalai Lama 

Website: www.afri.ie

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AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL IRELAND

Programme Title: Human Rights Education, Stories of Refuge, Stories of Welcome Project and Youth Activism

Global Justice Themes: Human Rights

Offers:

  1. Stories of Refuge, Stories of Welcome Project –Students will learn directly from rights-holders through a series of workshops delivered by individuals seeking International Protection in Ireland. They will learn about human rights, refugee, and migrant rights and how they can affect real change in their communities. Participating schools will also receive an induction to the programme and the school community will gain an opportunity to connect with people living in local Direct Provision centres.
  2. Online/In-School workshops – Free workshops in schools (currently delivered online) on human rights education
  3. School Days – Usually held in Dublin (November) and another city (Cork in January) – Due to COVID-19 this has been postponed. We invite schools around Ireland to join us in a day of workshops, talks and sessions on human rights
  4. Human Rights Education Resources – Can be found online at https://www.amnesty.ie/what-we-do/human-rights-education/ We also send our resources to teachers signed up to our mailing list. You can sign up here: https://www.amnesty.ie/join-our-teacher-mailing-list/
  5. School Groups – Set up an Amnesty school group in your school and join schools across Ireland in taking action for human rights. More information here: https://www.amnesty.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Post-Primary-School-Pack.pdf
  6. Human Rights Campaigns: Join one of our campaigns, including our Write For Rights campaign which takes place between Nov-Jan each year and take action for human rights across the world

Website:https://www.amnesty.ie/secondary-schools-activism/
Instagram:
@actamnesty
Twitter:
@Amnestyouth
Email: youth@amnesty.ie

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A PARTNERSHIP WITH AFRICA  (APA)

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Programme Title: Get up and Goals project (A Partnership with Africa)

Global Justice Themes: United Nations Sustainable Development Goals – focusing on the cross-cutting themes of climate change, gender equality, migration, and international inequalities.

Offers:

  • Free, downloadable curriculum linked teaching and learning units on the themes of climate change, gender equality, migration, and international inequalities.
  • 3 volumes of a geo-historical textbook, with interactive map-based activities

All resources are available in English and other languages from 12 European countries, including Ireland.

Website:https://www.getupandgoals.eu/
Twitter:
@GetupGoals
Facebook:
@GetupGoalsIE @GetupandGoals
Email:
getupgoals@gmail.com

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BRIGIT'S GARDEN, GALWAY

Programme Title: The Global Goals Challenge - Development Education Trips

Global Justice Themes: Global Goals
Offers:
  • Brigit’s Garden offers the Global Goals Challenge workshop to post primary students.
  • In this three hour workshop, students work together in teams to complete a set of challenges based on the Sustainable Development Goals using cooperation and critical thinking. Teams complete hands-on tasks and solve problems on the theme of local and global development, guided by experienced facilitators.
  • This experiential workshop takes place outside in the beautiful surroundings of Brigit’s Garden, where the sustainable and respectful use of nature is our priority.
  • Students can learn from hands-on interaction with our hydro-electric unit, water wheel, solar panel energy calculator, poly tunnel, wood pellet boiler and weather station.
  • This workshop is a fun way to work together to overcome obstacles and find solutions to some of the big challenges we are facing in today’s changing world.
 Contact:

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Development Perspectives

Programme Title: SDG Challenge Schools

Global Justice Themes:  Peace & Justice, Empathy, Solidarity, Action and Compassion.

Offers:

  1. Teacher Training: increasing your capacity to incorporate GCE into your subject and use the SDGs in the classroom.
  2. Resources: A self-directed learning journal based on the SDGs - created and shared with schools every month.
  3. Student Workshops: Introductory and in-depth workshops for students on the SDGs and justice issues - both global and local.
  4. Action project: We support and encourage students to conduct an action project based on a topic of their choosing.

Overall goal: Increased capacity for schools to raise awareness and take action around the UN Sustainable Development Goals 

Website: www.developmentperspectives.ie


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ECO-UNESCO

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Programme Title: Learning 2 Change Our World

Global Justice Themes: Poverty, Water Conflict, Energy, Child Labour, Modern Day Slavery, Circular Economy, Migration, Waste, Fast Fashion, Climate Justice, Marine Pollution, Sustainable Fishing, Wildlife Poaching, Resource Extraction, Global Biodiversity Crisis

Offers:

  1. Online/In-School workshops – you can pick from a number of environmental topics including Fast Fashion, Biodiversity, Waste, Plastics, Climate Action, How to Complete an Action Project, and more! These workshops focus on Global Citizenship Education (Development Education), and are just as beneficial to school staff as they are to the students.
  2. The Young Environmentalist Awards – ECO-UNESCO’s Young Environmentalist Awards (YEA) is an all-Ireland environmental awards programme that recognises and rewards young people who raise environmental awareness and improve the environment. Schools/Classes can register their environmental projects with us up until March 27th to be entered into the 2021 Awards.

Website: https://ecounesco.ie/
Contact Details: 
info@ecounesco.ie

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UNICEF Ireland

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Programme Title: UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools

Global Justice Themes: The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), active global citizenship.

This programme supports schools to embed children’s rights in their ethos and culture. It is based on principles of equality, dignity, respect, non-discrimination and participation.

Offers:

  1. CPD – Online and face to face CPD to support teachers to embed the CRC in their teaching practice. Participants will gain the appropriate knowledge, understanding and skills to create a rights respecting environment in their classroom and wider school, in which children’s rights are learned, taught, practiced, respected, protected and promoted to improve their well-being.
  2. Classroom Resources  – A range of active learning and digital classroom methodologies, and planning tools, that promote child voice, critical thinking, empathy and understanding, and active global citizenship amongst students. Available to download for free from our website.
  3. Activism Toolkit  – A guide for young activists.

Website:https://www.unicef.ie/childrens-rights/
Email:
lydia@unicef.ie

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FINANCIAL JUSTICE IRELAND

Programme Title: Bridging the Gap: Making Financial Justice Accessible to All

Global Justice Themes:  Inequality, Tax Justice, Debt Justice, Economic Literacy, Climate Justice, Financialisation, Gender Equality, Human Rights, Globalisation, Trade Justice, Intercultural Learning, Power Relations.

Offers:

A range of offerings for key subjectsGeography; Business Studies; Economic; Politics and Society; Maths; History.

Forthcoming:

  • Online teacher engagement portal for activities, linked to our thematic focus areas of economic and financial justice
  • Regular, accessible, ‘plain English’ up-to-the-minute content designed for student use in the classroom, based on economic policy research and current affairs stories.
  • LCA Maths resource
  • LCA Social Education resource
  • Short classroom-ready animation explaining debt

Website: https://www.financialjustice.ie/

Email address: campaign@financialjustice.ie

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GALWAY ONE WORLD CENTRE

Programme Titles: Beyond Borders; A Beginners Guide to Changing The World; and the Global Teachers Award (Teacher CPD)

Global Justice Themes: Understanding Root Causes of Poverty (with a focus on debt, trade, tax justice.) Refuge and Migration, Anti-Racism Perspectives, Gender, Human Rights, Solidarity/Taking Action.

Offers:

  • Beyond Borders/Schools of Refuge - A toolkit of creative and participatory approaches to engage secondary students in activities and discussion on refuge and migration issues, from a human rights and anti-racism perspective.
  • A Beginners Guide to Changing the World – Activities and discussion to support students to explore root causes of global poverty, and how we can contribute to change.
  • Teacher CPD – We offer training in the Beyond Borders approach and activities, as well as the Global Teachers Award (GTA), which is delivered at teacher training colleges, and on request to schools around the country. GTA workshops offer a range of practical approaches and methodologies to bring global issues into the classroom.
  • Online/In-School workshops – Beyond Borders and ‘A Beginners Guide…’ workshops are available for schools.
  • Retreats / Full Day workshops – A full day of engagement on Beyond Borders, ‘A Beginners Guide’ or other Global Justice themes, suitable for Transition Year or other groups.
  • Change Makers: Workshop on developing strategy and tactics for taking meaningful solidarity action.
  • Making Links: Teacher/Board workshop for schools engaged in, or considering, links with schools in the Global South, offering critical reflection on building meaningful solidarity relationships.

Contact: Vicky Donnelly

Email: education@galwayowc.org

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GLOBAL ACTION PLAN  (GAP)

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Programme Title: Action on Global Citizenship

Global Justice Themes: We engage with issues of sustainability and climate change, development and global justice, poverty and inequality, all from a participatory, action-oriented perspective.

What we offer: 

  • In-school workshops - Tailored for individual schools, these workshops inform and empower students to take action on global justice issues
  • Teacher training – 4-week training to equip teachers with the skills to explore complex themes with classes and support student-led Global Citizenship campaigns. Sign up here.
  • Online webinars – Enhance teachers’ ability to take a GCE lens to critical themes in their classrooms.
  • Teacher toolkit - with a variety of interactive activities that link to post-primary subject areas and Sustainable Development Goals
  • Online GCE tutorial videos – that demonstrate GCE activities in practice (currently in development)
  • Faigh amach 'Action on Global Citizenship' i nGaeilge - Teacher toolkit and Training available as Gaeilge. Sign up here.

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HEAD, HEART HANDS

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Programme Title: Mind the Gap: Practical solutions & community responses
Global Justice Themes: Practical Sustainability, Rights & Responsibilities, Explore the UN Global Goals.
Offers:
  • Newly developed on-line engagements for 2nd level students and Youthreach groups. Specifically aimed at: Science, Home Economics, Business and CSPE studies and projects.
  • A virtual field trip experience of a centre for sustainability in Ireland. A fully interactive tour of The Hollies in West Cork which explores a wide variety of sustainable food production solutions, examples of social enterprise, low impact building options and community action options in an Irish context. The on-line tour can be followed up with a live Q&A's session with our facilitators.
  • Community Rights & Responsibilities. Explore the UN Global Goals through a Human Rights lens with a facilitator who can draw on personal experience as a former refugee from Somalia who settled in Ireland via the Direct Provision system, also as a Muslim woman living in Ireland bringing up three teenagers and academically as a lecturer in UCC in Global Peace Studies. Classroom activities and live on-line engagement is offered.
Contact details: Contact Arran at gapmindthe@gmail.com

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IRISH AID

Programme Title: Irish Aid Centre online workshops

Offers:

Our online workshops, suitable for Transition Year, CSPE and Junior Cycle Geography explore the work of Irish Aid and how this contributes to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This material is suitable for classroom based as well as home learning. Find videos, lesson plans and worksheets to download here.

Tá na ceadrdlanna canna ar fáil i nGaeilge chomh maith ag: https://www.irishaid.ie/ie/teagasc-agus-foghlaim/an-dara-leibheal/


Contact Details:  
irishaidcentre@dfa.ie

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LATIN AMERICAN SOLIDARITY CENTRE
(LASC)

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Programme Title: 
Latin America in the Spanish Classroom: Teaching and Learning Solidarity in Secondary Schools

Global Justice Themes: Globalisation and Interdependence; Climate Change and Climate Justice; Trade and Economic Growth; Fair Trade; Sustainability and Natural Resources; Peace, Conflict and Stability; Tax and Trade; Human Rights and Responsibilities; Ethical Production and Consumption; Migration and Refugees.

What We Offer:

  • Workshops (Online for now) with senior cycle incorporating Latin America into the Spanish curriculum through global citizenship education themes.
  • Teacher trainings on global citizenship education; incorporating Latin America into the Spanish curriculum; and using LASC teaching resource.
  • Teacher accompaniment for class projects based on workshop content.

Website: 
https://lasc.ie 
Contact Details:  
Thomas Mc Donagh, education@lasc.ie, 0833064676

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POETRY IRELAND

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Programme Title: Exploring Global Citizenship through Creative Writing

Global Justice Themes: Climate change, hunger, disease, child labour, Fairtrade and gender.

Offers: Residencies/workshops with writers to explore global issues through creative writing, poetry, drama, stories, plays and performance.

Contact: Moira Cardiff at education@poetryireland.ie, 0863722057
Website: https://www.poetryireland.ie/education/development-education/


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SELF HELP AFRICA

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Programme Title:: Self Help Africa's Global Citizenship Education programme

Global Justice Themes: Sustainable agriculture, trade justice, food security, gender inequality and exploring the UN Global Goals. All with a specific focus on the reality for rural communities and farmers in East Africa.

Offers: 

We have devised new approaches so as to move on-line and offer class based and distance learning approaches. Here is a selection of our workshop content:
  • How to be safe and sound as a Digital Global Citizen? Unpick fake news & misinformation , what is private and public data in the digital age? How to be an effective social media activist?
  • Trade Justice, Case Study: Chocolate. We love chocolate, we consume ever increasing amounts, however the farmers of cocoa are getting less and less of a share of the profits and the majority live in poverty. Why is this? How can this be just? How does this reality reflect on the experience of Irish farmers and food producers as a whole?
  • More trees, please!: More trees are being planted across the globe than ever before and trees are an effective response to climate change and biodiversity loss. But are the right trees being planted for the right reasons? Ireland badly needs more native trees, having one of the lowest land coverage of woodlands in the EU.
  • ‘Levelling the field’; Gender equality:   “Equality (development) in the world cannot be achieved when half of the world is held back.”   Malala Yousafzai. The majority of Africa’s farmers are women, but they do not own the land or have access to credit or training. How is this changing and how can we campaign for greater change, not just abroad but in Ireland too?
Contact detailsschools@selfhelpafrica.org