Global Education

Global Learning

Global learning is a term used to define aspects of the whole school curricula that relate to people’s place within the wider-world, their relationships with others, their histories, their presents and futures. Global learning connects the local to the global and advocates that people throughout the world are agents in interconnected, sustainable and thoughtful living.

The 8 overlapping concepts that global learning has at its heart:

· global citizenship

· sustainable development

· interdependence

· social justice

· conflict resolution

· diversity

· values and perceptions

· human rights

At The Vineyard we are committed to developing these areas with the aim to prepare our pupils for a future characterised by globalisation. Below are listed some of the ways in which we are currently delivering aspects of global education.

Curriculum Examples of Global Teaching/Learning

Whole school fundraising initiative to raise money for solar panels.

School assemblies presented by pupils on subjects specifically relating to aspects of global education. Subjects include – Rights and Responsibilities, e-safety and raising money for link school, solar panels and energy saving awareness.

Year 4 Geography topic is ‘Sustainability’: renewable source of energy, Reduce-Recycle-Refuse-Respect the environment.

Year 6 visit to Magistrates Court.
Year 6 -Junior Citizenship.

MFL – French-speaking countries around the world (look at language, culture, life-style)

Visits and Visitors

Visit from John Burns School, Battersea, to discuss similarities and differences about our schools

Visits from Strathmore School (Special school for children with moderate and complex difficulties)

Visit from ‘Spear’ – Harvest assembly to raise awareness and donate food for the homeless in our local community

Visit from representative from Bombolulu Charity (Link School)

Links and Partnerships

Link School – in Monbassa, Kenya – Bombolulu

Links with Strathmore School

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