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The Global Learning Programme

 

The Global Learning Programme (GLP) is a 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 achieved our Level 2 certificate. We are continuing to implement Global Learning across the school curriculum and through whole school initiatives using the Connecting Classrooms resources. 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.

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Uniforms for Zomba

With the help of ZAP, the children of St. Columba’s are again donating their uniforms to be sent to children in Zomba who need them. A very kind and generous thing to do! The uniforms are greatly appreciated, as we can see in the photo! 

 

Article 27 - Every child has the right to a standard of living that is good enough to meet their needs.

A Different Sort of Journey

To finish off their work on refuges, Year 2 read this wonderful story that tells of a family who had to leave their home because of a war. They made a dangerous journey to find a new home that was safe for them to begin a new life. Year 2 made welcome cards to send to the people that come to live in our country.

Article 22 - If a child is a refugee then they should have the same rights as any other child. 

Being Grateful!

We realise how lucky we are to live here in Northern Ireland and have access to most things that we need. Some people in the world do not have their family present, are not able to go to school or maybe they do not have a safe home. We are very grateful for everything that we have. 

Article 22 - If a child is a refugee they should have the same rights as every other child. 

Every child should have the same rights!

Some children in the world are in danger and unhappy. We wish that every child in the world could be well cared for and live a happy life.

Article 27 - Every child has the right to a standard of living that is good enough to meet their needs.

A Big Kilrea Welcome!

Year 2 shared their thoughts on how they would welcome Paddington to Kilrea. They are aware of how refugees would feel if they had to find a new place to live. 

Article 22 - If a child is a refugee then they should have the same rights as any other child.

Fairtrade Fortnight 2021

Have a look at how we learned about the importance of Fairtrade. We really missed our Fairtrade Bake Off that we usually hold in school!

Article 27 - Every child has the right to a standard of living that is good enough to meet their physical, social and mental needs. 

Year 3 and their Link School!

Year 3 have been linking up with another class in Mrs Kearney's school all the way in Dubai! They have been comparing their countries with each other. Watch the video to see what they say about Ireland. 

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Article 29 Education must develop every child's personality, talents and abilities to the full. It must encourage the child's respect for other cultures and their environment. 

Book Sale

The Eco-Committe held a book sale to raise money to send to the Australia Bushfire Fund. It was a huge success with the children bringing in many books that they were finished with. 

Article 29 - Education must develop every child's respect for the environment. 

๐ŸŒFairtrade Fortnight 2020โ˜•๏ธ

Article 24 - Every child has the right to the best possible health. 

Year 2/3 learn about refugees.

Year 2/3 read some news stories about refugees who had to leave their homes for various reasons. They wanted to make and send welcome cards to the refugees who have come to Northern Ireland. 

Year 2/3 read the Paddington story!

When Paddington arrived in London, he had no one to take care of him. If he came to Kilrea, we would do lots of things to make him feel welcome and to care for him. 

Article 22 - If a child is a refugee or is seeking refuge, governments must make sure that they have the same rights as any other child. 

Road of Hope Shoebox Appeal 

Article 24 - Every child has the right to the best possible health.

Uniform Donations to Zomba!

Article 27 - Every child has the right to a standard of living that is good enough to meet their needs. 

๐ŸŒŽ World's Largest Lesson 2019 ๐ŸŒŽ

 Yr 2 enjoyed a lesson on comparing the houses that we live in, compared to houses that individuals live in, in developing countries. We connected with Miss McGrogan's daddy who is currently in Africa building houses with 'Habitat for Humanity'. Paul sent us videos and photographs of the houses in Africa and the stages of the new houses which are being built by Paul and the team. The children asked a range of questions and used wonderful comparative language when discussing the building materials, house sizes and construction machinery. During outdoor play some of the children attempted to build their own houses using bricks and then compared this to using branches/leaves ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ๐ŸŒฟ The children discussed which materials would be most suitable and recognised how lucky we are in our own country. 

Article 27 - Every child has the right to a standard of living that is good enough to meet their needs. 

๐ŸŒWorld’s Largest Lesson 2019 ๐ŸŒ

 

Year One looked at Global Goal No. 3 ‘Good Health and Well-Being’ for Sustainable Development. We looked at lots of photos that Miss Coyle took of children’s lives in Zambia during the summer. We watched videos of the toys they make themselves and materials that are used. We compared them with our own toys we have at home. We had a go at making our own toys using natural resources. We have fantastic imaginations! ๐ŸŽฒโšฝ๏ธ๐Ÿ’š

Article 27 - Every child has the right to a standard of living that is good enough to meet their needs. 

World's Largest Lesson

Year 5 learned about the 17 Sustainable Goals that countries are going to work together to achieve before 2030.  The children worked together to design their own sustainable countries.  We also identified ways in which we could achieve these goals in our own community.

Article 27 - Every child has the right to a standard of living that is good enough to meet their needs. 

๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒŸ World's Largest Lesson 2019 ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒ

Year 4 watched Sir Ken Robinson's animation introducing the Global Goals. They discussed the biggest problems faced by people in our world today and how these relate to the Global Goals. Pupils then thought of different ways they can make a difference and contribute to The Global Goals. 

Article 27 - Every child has the right to a standard of living that is good enough to meet their needs.

Year 6 are taking action!

We focused on Global Goals 3 and 7!

Article 27 - Every child has the right to a standard of living that is good enough to meet their needs.

Article 29 - Education must develop every child's respect for the environment.

Renewable Energy

 When learning about renewable sources of energy, Year 6 made their own windmills. 

Article 29 - Education must develop every child's respect for the environment. 

European Languages Day 2019!

Article 30 - Every child has the right to learn and use the language of their family.

The Journey 

Year 2 read a story called "The Journey". This was the journey of a family who had to leave their home because of war. They looked at a news story about the dangerous journeys refugees had to make. They felt sad that so many people had to leave their homes.

Article 22 - If a child is a refugee or is seeking refuge, governments must make sure that they have the same rights as any other child. Governments must help in trying to reunite child refugees with their parents. 

Fair Trade Fortnight

Each class took part in various Fair Trade activities to highlight the importance of paying a fair price for imports.

Article 27 - Every child has the right to a standard of living that is good enough to meet their physical, social and mental needs. Governments must help families who cannot afford to provide this. 

European Day of Languages

Celebrating global diversity through European Day of Languages.

Article 30 - Every child has the right to learn and use the language, customs and religion of their family, regardless of whether they are shared by the majority of the people in the country where they live. 

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.

Article 27 - Every child has the right to a standard of living that is good enough to meet their physical, social and mental needs. Governments must help families who cannot afford to provide this. 

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

Article 28 - Every child has the right to an education. Richer countries must help poorer countries achieve this. 

Trocaire

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.

Article 27 - Every child has the right to a standard of living that is good enough to meet their physical, social and mental needs. Governments must help families who can afford to provide this. 

๐ŸŠ๐ŸซFairtrade Fortnight๐ŸŒโ˜•๏ธ

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.

 

 

Article 30 - Every child has the right to learn and use the language, customs and religion of their family, regardless of whether these are shared by the majority of the people in the country where they live. 

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

๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทWe 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.๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ

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!

 

Article 27 - Every child has the right to a standard of living that is good enough to meet their physical, social and mental needs. Governments must help families who cannot afford to provide this. 

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