Welcome to the Global Learning Schools NI website! Run by the Centre for Global Education, this website aims to support and enhance the global learning taking place in schools throughout Northern Ireland. Primary, post-primary and special schools can all get involved.
Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning (CCGL) supports teachers and school leaders to improve teaching, giving students the knowledge, skills and attitudes they need to make a positive contribution to a fair and sustainable world. Through professional development for teachers, partnerships with other schools locally and globally, and engaging classroom resources, CCGL helps teachers meet the objectives of the Northern Ireland Curriculum.
In St Louise’s College our students are very interested and enthusiastic about gaining a deeper understanding of the world around them. They are becoming increasingly aware of complex issues on a global scale. Being involved with the programme has provided us as a school with additional resources and through excellent CPD opportunities has allowed me to work with colleagues from other sectors and regions. I look forward to developing some project ideas in the near future as a direct result of recent training events. I wholeheartedly recommend getting involved with this excellent team.
Brenda Kelly - St Louise's Comprehensive College
Coming from a SEN background, the endless amount of resources and ideas available are a great teaching tool. The challenge of delivering global learning through school assemblies has been really successful, all pupils engage and participate. I am lucky that Ardnashee staff possess the skills to pace the delivery of Global Learning to enable all pupils and staff to promote this vital aspect of our mutual education.
Dan Byrne - Ardnashee School and College
In my view Global Learning is about presenting our pupils with a continual and open-ended set of opportunities to access the world around them. Also demonstrating , that their actions can truly impact and change the world we share – rather than simply sitting back, disengaged, in splendid isolation.
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world"- Nelson Mandela
Ashley McClean - Edenderry Primary School
The programme is a fantastic way to drive schools on in their efforts to help achieve the fair and sustainable world we all want. It focuses on young people, and ourselves as individuals, to be the steering group in initiating a change in attitude and sparking the motivation needed to take action. Lots of support is available from the programme facilitators and other leaders with a brilliant variety of resources at our fingertips. I am excited about getting the whole school and community engaged in global learning and feel it is important that all generations should have an awareness of the fragile nature of our planet.
Nadine Gallagher - Shimna Integrated College
St. Mary’s is strongly committed to developing the active citizenship of students; preparing them to embrace the demands, challenges and opportunities of the changing world around us. I think that this programme will be a great complement to this and will allow us to engage students in understanding global learning concepts. I have been enthused by the training carried out so far and look forward to working in conjunction with the programme and other schools to embed global themes more fully in the curriculum experienced by our pupils.
Sorcha McCloskey - St. Mary’s Grammar School, Magherafelt
The programme providies teachers with lesson ideas and how to embed global learning across our school curriculum, both primary and secondary. I am very appreciative of this opportunity to learn from such an inspirational team. I highly recommend that all schools should participate and develop the tools necessary to teach our children about global issues.
Olivia Smith - Lismore Comprehensive