Stamp 7, Respectful Relationships: Part 2.
Action Throughout the Community
Encouraging active participation in global citizenship can very well start at the local level. WWGS encourages schools to engage as many learners as possible in a DE action which responds to a global development issues (e.g. display, exhibition, letter-writing, petitions, campaigns and awareness raising events). Utilizing DE methodologies and linking it to boarder global themes in the curriculum is an advantage to creating a whole school approach!
Practical School Examples:
Here are some examples from the applications of Global Passport Awardees. These provide some great examples for what your school can do in this school category:
Beneavin De La Salle College, Finglas
“We have taken part in the Earth hour/week during 2015 and this has been a great success highlighting global energy issues. This was driven by our teachers and mainly TY students and had a great response. We have posters all over the school, and we also tweeted the event and made sure that the event was mentioned on our website and newsletter. We also have a Polly-tunnel in the school which was used to highlight food waste and encouraged students to be more sustainable when it comes to food sustainability”. Special Global Passport Award Winner 2016
St. Louis Secondary School, Carrickmacross
“We have been focusing on our local shops this year ensuring they know about our Fairtrade project but also asking for their help in surveys which we believe by us showing an interest we are also highlighting it to the managers and owners, we also hope to promote our Fairtade cake and coffee morning as well as the smoothie stall.” Diplomatic Global Passport Award Winner 2015
Coláiste Bride Clondalkin, Dublin
“Our school staff and students have been involved in numerous campaigns, displays, exhibitions and awareness events over the years on various topics e.g. #girl rising (UN), Millennium Development Goals through Challenge to Change, YSI / COSI, Localise, Holocaust, Green Flag. Many of these are linked to the curriculum and our students are very familiar with participation in at Junior School and in Senior Cycle the organisation of DE methodologies.” Special Global Passport Award Winner 2015