Ten tonne challenge – with Faiths 4 Change and Liverpool World Centre
The aim of this project is to raise awareness of the effect of the clothing industry on climate and workers’ rights (fast fashion) relating to the SDG 13, climate action and SDG 1 no poverty.
All classes were involved with this project and produced piece of work to demonstrate their new learning. Early years simply looked at where in the world their clothes were produced; KS1 then found these places on a map. LKS2 children learnt about the environmental impact of fast fashion; UKS2 looked into the issues for garment workers.
The children's work was shared in school on the Global Learning board in KS2 corridor. We ran a whole school competition to design a mascot to reuse old school uniform. In June 2021 we completed a successful clothing collection to raise money for school funds.
Our work in this area has continued into the school year 2021/22 with Year 6 children representing the views of Bangladesh and the UK at a mock UN conference.
Future Global Leaders
In Autumn 2021, we joined Liverpool World Centre’s Future Global Leaders programme.
Pupils from Y4-6 applied to be our school’s Future Global Leaders.
Read on for a brief explanation of the programme.
This programme encourages young people to develop their leadership skills and consider how they can motivate others to make a difference locally, nationally and globally. At its heart will be the UN ‘Global Goals’, also known as the SDGs . Supporting pupils to develop a range of skills will help to guarantee our future leaders in workplaces, schools and politics lead with vision and compassion .
Future Global Leaders is a new programme for primary and secondary school student councils and eco clubs. Future Global Leaders is an ambitious programme which will:
- Give children and young people the tools to understand the world around them and become active citizens in a compassionate, sustainable and respectful way.
- Develop pupils’ problem-solving skills and ability to think independently, empowering them to have an impact in the world and create positive change in the future.
- Equip teachers with the knowledge to lead on sustainable development issues Future Global Leaders is tailored to your specific key stage and is designed to run throughout the school year, culminating in a lively pupil conference with participating schools in the Summer.
Our ideas for work in school are centred around improving the outdoor space.
Liverpool Hope University groups
Since 2018, school has welcomed groups of students from Liverpool Hope University's Wider Perspectives in Education course. The week-long visits support our learning about the United Nation's Global Goals. Students work with classes throughout school with a focus on one of the 17 goals. Our children benefit from the students’ enthusiasm and energy. The creative workshops that they deliver engage and educate our pupils.
In 2018 on focus was on education and our children learnt that not all pupils across the world are able to attend school. This work linked to Global Goal number 4: Quality Education. We were delighted to welcome our local MP, Ms. Marie Rimmer to school to share our work with her.
In 2019 students used the book The Journey by Francesca Sanna to tackle issues around migration.
This allowed us to focus on different Goals as the book brings up many issues depending on the age of the children.
The short video below shows some of the work completed in 2019.
The group of students in 2021 faced particular challenges as they delivered their sessions remotely. School accepted two groups of students (FS &KS1 and KS2). The overall project focus was kindness. In younger years the children undertook a recycling project to make some recycled flowers (kindness to the planet SDG15). The older children considered kindness to all by experiencing the world as a visually impaired person and fundraising for a ‘sight box’ to assist children in countries such as Nepal (SDG10).