Global education helps pupils to see that they have a part to play in challenging injustice around the world. It is an particularly important theme within Strand 3: Character Education: Hope, Aspiration & Courageous Advocacy of the new SIAMS schedule.
The following are suggested guidance to begin to address this Strand.
Share a Pencil
The following guidance resources have been recommended by Derek Holloway, Church House for the teaching of Global Education through ‘Share a Pencil.’
Please have a look at the following resources and link to ‘Share a Pencil.’
Please note that these are purely guidance resources.
Further information about Share a Pencil
Share a Pencil Day is a fun and engaging event that incorporates many of our Church of England core values. Taking place on May 23rd, the week after Yr6 SATs exams, it is the perfect opportunity to spread the word among our pupils and teaching staff about the millions of children still unable to access the education they deserve.
On the day pupils will be taught some of the reasons why so many children still cannot go to school and how important it is they do. During their Global Education Lesson they will be asked to share one pencil between two while undertaking a few simple tasks, to understand first hand what it’s like to lack the resources we take for granted.
Available free to all Primary and Secondary schools there is a full easy to follow teachers resource pack including Collective Worship, lesson plans, short films and a poster template to design on the day.
To join in now CLICK HERE
IMPORTANT: Share a Pencil Day is not a charity or fund-raising day, it’s simply about raising awareness of this incredibly important issue.
To find out more visit http://www.shareapencilday.co.uk
Christian Aid has developed its own resource called the Global Neighbours Scheme. This scheme is accredited and schools that sign up to it can work towards Bronze, Silver or Gold awards. To find out more click here to be taken to the web page.