The Global Learning Programme
The Global Learning Programme (GLP) is a new formal education project designed to enhance the global learning taking place in schools throughout Northern Ireland.
The GLP enriches the learning process, connects learning and brings an exciting new dimension to existing subjects such as literacy and numeracy. It develops young people's understanding of global issues and empowers them as global citizens to take action for a fair and sustainable world.
St. Columba's began the GLP in May 2015 and we have already received our Level 2 certificate. We hope to continue to implement Global Learning across the school curriculum and through whole school initiatives. It is our aim that Global Awareness becomes further embedded in to our school ethos.
Global Learning goes hand in hand with the UN Convention on the rights of the child.
Article 24 : Every child has the right to the best possible health. Governments must provide good quality health care, clean water, nutritioius food, and a clean environment and education on health and well - being so that children can stay healthy. Richer countries must help poorer countries achieve this.
Article 27: Every child has the right to a standard of living that is good enough to meet their physical and social needs and support their development. Governments must help families who cannot afford to provide this.
Artcicle 28: Every child has the right to an education. Primary education must be free and different forms of secondary education must be available to every child. Discipline in schools must respect children's dignity and their rights. Richer countries must help poorer countries achieve this.
Fair Trade Fortnight
Each class took part in various Fair Trade activities to highlight the importance of paying a fair price for imports.
European Day of Languages
Celebrating global diversity through European Day of Languages.
The World's Largest Lesson 2018
Year 2 looked at Goal Number One - Poverty.
We found out some of the reasons why there is
poverty in the world. We think everyone in the
world should have everything that they need.
We talked about how we could help all the people
who are poor.
Year 4/5 looked at Goal Two - Zero Hunger. Together, we discussed the goal to end hunger and achieve food security, improved nutrition and promotion of sustainable agriculture worldwide. We recorded the main points following our discussion.
Year 7 designed posters to illustrate the desire to achieve the 17 Global Goals
Zomba Action Project
Elizabeth and Roisin from ZAP visited our school to show the pupils how difficult life is for those living in Zomba. We presented them with a cheque for £300 from our 'Hungry Baby' money. They thanked us for both the donation and all the uniforms that have been sent to Zomba from our school community.
International Literacy Day 2018
Well done to everyone in St.Columba's who altogether
raised £500 for Trocaire during the Lenten period.
Thank you very much to Charlene from the Trocaire
organisation who came to tell us how important it is
that we keep giving to charity to help those less
fortunate than us.
Fairtrade Fortnight is a very important time at St.Columba's
as each class learns about the importance of being aware
of Fairtrade products and why we should buy them if we can.
The highlight of Fairtrade Fortnight is the Year 6 Fairtrade Bake Off (and of course tasting).
A visit from the Polish Consul General Mr Dariusz Alder and the Honorary Consul of Republic of Poland Mr Jerome Mullan.
Rights Respecting Schools
Our journey towards becoming a Rights Respecting School continued with Year 6 presenting Article 28: The right to good health. They inspired us all to become more generous in our donations towards making a difference to the lives of many children across the world who do not enjoy good health.
Rights Respecting Schools
🇵🇱🇪🇸🇮🇪🇫🇷We had our first official Rights Respecting assembly. The children outlined for everyone Article 30, "Every child has the right to learn about and practise their own culture, language and religion..." We celebrated the great diversity within our school community and enjoyed a sample of our many languages.🇫🇷🇨🇮🇪🇸🇵🇱
Road of Hope Shoebox Appeal
WOW!! A grand total of 167 shoe boxes donated to 'Road of Hope' and a staggering £509.10 to go with it! A big thank you to everyone who donated so generously for a fantastic cause! I think its safe to say that St Columba's will put a smile on some faces this Christmas!