The deadline for applying for the WorldWise Global Schools (WWGS) is Global Passport Award has now closed for 2018. If you wish to apply for the Global Passport in 2019 please get in touch to register your interest (below).
What is the Global Passport Award?
The Global Passport Award is a Development Education (DE) quality mark, which offers schools a framework to integrate DE into their teaching and learning.
It is a self-assessed and externally-audited accreditation for DE that is open to all post-primary schools in the Republic of Ireland.
There are 3 different types of passport you can apply for depending on your school’s level of engagement with Development Education (DE):
Citizen’s Passport – for emerging engagement with DE
Diplomatic Passport – for established engagement with DE
Special Passport – for exceptional engagement with DE
What is involved?
You rate your school’s level of DE activity in 7 categories (passport ‘stamps’). The total score achieved in all 7 stamps will determine which of the three passport types is awarded.
What supports are offered?
WWGS provide a range of free supports to assist schools in applying for the Global Passport:
1. Workshops and support visits
2. Phone and email support
3. Global Passport Guide to assist your planning
4. Tailored resources and practical examples on each of the Passport ‘stamps’
Timeframe and Awards
The deadline for Global Passport applications is 28th February 2018. Awards will be formally presented at the WWGS Annual Conference April 2018. Schools will receive a plaque and banner to showcase status as a WorldWise Global School Passport Holder.
How do I find out more and apply?
The deadline for Global Passport application has been extended until the 7th March 2018. Awards will be formally presented at the WWGS Annual Conference April 2018. Schools will receive a plaque and banner to showcase status as a WorldWise Global School Passport Holder.
To registery our interest in the Global Passport please register your interest below. For more information please get in touch:
Phone: 01 5547447
If you are looking for a little bit of inspiration to get started, please click here
for some examples of DE activities that have been undertaken by schools went on to achieve their respective Global Passport Awards.
Visit the Global passport resources tab to get examples of what schools have done in each of the stamp areas!
Teachers who have coordinated the Global Passport application in their school share their experience and advice on each of the stamps!
Click on the videos below for ideas on how to get started with each stamp!