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Welcome to February Half Term and our latest Global Learning resource bulletin. We’ve been scouring the internet for the best resources so you don’t have to!  Let’s keep engaging with global issues beyond the laptop, at a time when we’re all feeling a bit isolated in our bubbles.

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Resources are categorised into the 3 strategic areas in our global learning programme – poverty reduction, environmental protection and social justice.

Poverty Reduction

@sendacow   #readingispower

Bath-based NGO Send a Cow has been helping Rwandan widows who have lost their husbands in the genocide, by introducing Jersey cows so they can set up their own profitable enterprises. You can check out the story here on the BBC news website and investigate deeper into the work of Send a Cow here.

It’s World Book Day on the 4th March – and there’s plenty out there to offer an inspiring read to kick-start discussion (and critique!) in the staffroom and classroom. Try one of these:

Factfulness – Hans Rosling

I am Malala – Malala Yousafzai

3 Cups of Tea – Greg Mortenson

The End of Poverty – Jeffrey Sachs, foreward by Bono

Environmental Protection

#climate change   #environment  #doonethingtoday

Oxfam have produced a page dedicated to ideas on taking climate action at home, inspired by the communities they work with around the world.

Practical Action, who host our teams in Kathmandu, have some great resources teaching about practical solutions to real world problems.  They’ve set up a Plastics Challenge for pupils age 8-14 to investigate properties of plastics and find solutions to the plastic waste problems.

A-level students can take part in Practical Action’s Global Project Ideas as part of the CREST Awards Scheme, or as an extended project for their Duke of Edinburgh Award or A level. They tie STEM, DT and engineering together with the SDGS – for example this one on Climate Action, SDG 13.

3rd March is World Wildlife Day, focussing on the theme Forests and Livelihoods: sustaining people and planet.  Keep an eye out for updates via #WorldWildlifeDay and Film Festival winners being streamed for free worldwide after the event.

Social Justice

@FairtradeUKEd   #choosetochallenge  #IWD2021

22nd Feb to 7th March is Fairtrade Fortnight. Fairtrade Schools has a page of teaching resources for you to choose from and ideas for schools to support Fairtrade.

8th March is International Women’s Day, which has been celebrated since 1911. If you want to find out more about how teachers can educate and inspire children about the role of women in society, there are some useful resources here, including videos you can use as discussion starters.

The January edition of Elephant Times has a thought-provoking article on Decoding Diversity on page 14 with an interesting reading list, and suggestions on how to teach about diversity and promote non-judgemental listening.

You can read more here about our unique Global Learning programme, helping to develop global citizens able to affect positive change. We may be grounded for now, but the global learning doesn’t need to stop!

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