Students in Belarus create a collage for the Global Goals
With so many countries speaking so many languages across so many educational settings we are delighted to see one overwhelming message coming through. Children and young people are determined that the Global Goals be adopted as a clear plan of action. The Goals are not just about governments but for all people. Nowhere has this been more clearly demonstrated than in Europe.
With the help of UNICEF, UNESCO, the Global Campaign for Education, IBIS, Naked Heart Foundation, PontVelem, and the Wales Alliance for Global Education our content has been translated in Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Moldova, Norway, Russia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Wales and more. This means that more children have been able to interact with Global Goals content in their own language.
There have been ministerial and other high level visits and involvement to schools to show this commitment in Wales, the Republic of Ireland, Russia and Slovenia and more trips are planned.
Schools have engaged in creative activities, discussion and debate and are proudly sharing this on social media so please check our Facebook page and Twitter feed to see. It’s impossible to highlight all but here are a few different activities to give some ideas.
At Ganatleba LTD School, Batumi, Georgia, children have written to their president to tell him which Goals they think are the most important. At Temple Primary School, Manchester, UK they have written to the Prime Minister. At King Edward’s School Witley, UK students have written essays about the Global Goals and in Belarus students have produced an amazing collage showing the range of actions they could take to help support the Goals. The Leys School, Cambridge have changed their twitter feed to support the Goals @LeysWorldAIMS and Torriano Junior School, London have made an incredible film to tell people about the Goals.
Children have begun to turn thoughts into action and we look forward to more of this.
La Côte International School, Aubonne, Switzerland used the UNESCO lesson plan “What to do with the Global Goals in your daily life” and filled their paper airplanes with ideas to take forward.
At Kingsley School, Leamington Spa children have been writing their own pledges to support the Goals and sharing them.
At Sir Robert Geffery primary school, Cornwall, UK, children are using Design for Change materials to plan changes in their own community. They are looking at traffic, food waste and making homes for hedgehogs!
And taking our “Tell Everyone” message to heart, children from Netley Primary School, London went to Tower Bridge in London and did just that. Stopping passers by to explain why they were there and why they wanted everyone to know about the Global Goals.
Keep sharing your stories @theworldslesson or firstname.lastname@example.org and more importantly keep telling Everyone about the Global Goals for Sustainable Development.