Global Action Schools
The Global Action Schools project is a partnership between organisations in seven countries (Austria, Czech Republic, England, Malta, Poland, Slovak Republic and Thailand). It aims to harness the extraordinary potential of schools to shape some of the solutions to pressing world issues.
Using a common methodology and working closely with schools each partner has developed its own unique toolkit and DVD offering teachers tried and tested materials to support global learning across the curriculum.
The toolkits enable children and young people to:
- make sense of global development issues in the world
- understand that their actions can have a positive impact on people thousands of miles away
- link learning to the role they can play in creating a fairer and more sustainable world.
Materials explore how small changes in the day-to-day running of schools can have a positive impact on life in developing countries.
During 2006-08, the methodology was developed and piloted in 200 schools, with 1,000 teachers and 17,000 students. The materials are now available, free of charge, to the first 10,000 schools/teachers across seven countries.