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 funded by WWGS

WWGS fund a range of Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) to provide good quality GCE workshops for teachers and students.

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 eventswith 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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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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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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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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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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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 – Equip teachers with the skills to explore complex themes with classes and support student-led Global Citizenship campaigns
  • Online webinars – Enhance teachers’ ability to integrate GCE into their classroom activities
  • 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

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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: Globalization 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