Why is Global Learning important?

 

We surveyed the children's views on our global projects and were really pleased to find out the impact of the international dimension within the Southroyd curriculum.

"I feel that school links, like yours with BACHPAN are really interesting, and quite important as children get to express thoughts, feelings and even questions about places they enjoy. I remember from my experience meeting the students and staff of Bachpan that I liked learning about cultures and ways of life, different to what we have, and makes us appreciate what we have and what most people take for granted."

Former Student CW Y12

"I find global learning highly important especially with the younger children. It really opens the mind in a lot of ways to new cultures. I personally loved that kind of learning and on speaking to a friend she also highly enjoyed it. I know myself and quite a few others left with more of an insight into other cultures which later on in my life has enhanced my diversity knowledge and it will be something I carry with me when going into my desired field of working within a school environment. 
Global leaning was a huge part of what I remember from primary school and will be something I always highly value."
Former Student AW Y12

"I think that our global projects really helped our class learn how to understand each other better.Without doubt,they have helped the whole school to know what the world can be like for less priveledged people.I think we will be able to understand countries better now."

"I think they have been fun,different and highly enjoyable. I like it how not just the adults plan it because in Spirit Alive Yr 6 do all the planning and it is always an event to look forward to.

I have thought about how much we are saving the Earth and helping it thrive without using too much of its energy, which hurts the ozone layer."

"I have learnt from all of the different topics in our school have been a great help as they taught me that everyone can be different.During refugee week we have learnt that it is very hard to believe that they can go through that kind of pain and treatment from those people. In earth hour we learnt that it's very important to not always use electricity and electronic devices like iPads and iPhones."

"My thoughts are that it has made our school a more friendly place and it starts getting people thinking about our world not just the UK. Spirit alive is one in particular that has made us think about different countries, otherwise our spirit alive wouldn't be as lively and exciting. My thoughts on refugee week are very similar to spirit alive because it's making us think about people who don't have nice,warm homes and hot meals. I think it's made our school a lot better place to have an education. It has really made a big difference to our school. I hope it carrys on  throughout school because it's a project we need to learn about for many different reasons. Now when our Indian friends come over it might make them feel like there at home because we have so many posters, and displays about how we're friends with them. It's good to have global projects because it makes us think about the whole world not just pudsey. It really helps. Especially for the younger children."

"I enjoyed the projects because it taught me a lot about different people and the things they have done. Malala was my favourite because she got shot by the Taliban to stand up for girls education. I was very impressed about what she did. I enjoyed refugee week because it taught me that we shouldn't look down on refugees even if they are poor. We should treat everyone the same. During refugee week, I learnt that migrants and refugees are very different as migrants have a choice to come or not. Refugees do not have a choice therefore have to leave because of the things happening to them."

"I thought the black history project was the best because I enjoyed learning how Malala stood up for what she thought was right and even though she got shot, she still stood up for what was right and made her family and friends proud ,I also really liked refugee week ,to learn that refugees are not bad people ,they just need some where safe to stay I have learnt that asylum seekers are people who are looking for safety and refugees are people who have being given permission to stay in a country."

"I have thought many things about this and I'm sure that this is helping my learning about all of the countries in the world .I also have noticed how much time it has been using so it must be very helpful to me earth hour was the most fun thing ever"

"I have thought Refugee Week was very important because lots of people have had to move to a different country for a war coming or there houses were destroyed also i think black history is important too because if you were black in the olden times you would not get to ride a bus,if you sneaked onto a bus and you were black you would go to jail for 5 years!"

"I have thought that refugee week was a good success because we learnt about refugees which was knew information to me . Also one time I was in the global club and it was very fun and educational."

"We have thought about Malala and this has helped us understand that lots of people in different countries are not as lucky as us.We have also had an Earth hour so we can understand why we need to save energy-to protect the ozone layer and try and prevent the polar ice caps melting,which would also save lots of animals."

"The things we have been doing this year, have really made me realise how different people live their lives in all ways like refugees and how they get effected in all ways. During refugee week, different classes did different things to do with refugees such as. Watching short videos of refugees and having visitors in to tell us more about them. We have also thought of our relationship with Batchpan school in India. We are a international school with means we communicate with different countries around the world and with us, it's India."

"My thoughts are that it has made our school a more friendly place and it starts getting people thinking about our world not just the UK. Spirit alive is one in particular that has made us think about different countries, otherwise our spirit alive wouldn't be as lively and exciting. My thoughts on refugee week are very similar to spirit alive because it's making us think about people who don't have nice,warm homes and hot meals. I think it's made our school a lot better place to have an education. It has really made a big difference to our school. I hope it carrys on throughout school because it's a project we need to learn about for many different reasons. Now when our Indian friends come over it might make them feel like there at home because we have so many posters, and displays about how we're friends with them. It's good to have global projects because it makes us think about the whole world not just pudsey. It really helps. Especially for the younger children."