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Global Learning ~Autumn 2018


Years 5 and 6 have been revisiting the Global Goals for sustainability as part of their geography learning this term. They have been looking at them from a local perspective and ranking them in priority for our local area. This is this year’s focus as part of the ‘World’s Largest Lesson’ which aims to give young people the belief that they can make a real difference by starting to tackle the goals locally.
Year 6 then went on to act as mentors for children in Years 3 and 4 and help them to better understand the Global Goals and what can be done to start tackling them.

You can see how the children prioritised the Global Goals for sustainability for our local area in the image below



The Lakes International Comic Art Festival in Kendal.

Years 5 and 6 are once again exhibiting at The Lakes International Comic Art Festival in Kendal. We have been looking at Rights of the Child alongside The UN’s Global Goals for Sustainable Development, and have used these to inform us as we have developed unique super-heroes who are taking on the challenge of tackling the Global Goals here in Cumbria.

The festival is on over the weekend of the 12th -14th of October and there’s lots going on. Take a look at the website (www.comicartfestival.com). This year our work will be exhibited at the Oaklea Trust, 48 Stramongate, Kendal, LA9 4BD from Saturday 29th of September until Friday the 19th of October. This is part of the Comic Arts trail around Kendal which looks fantastic this year – go and have a look!

We’re still making our final touches so here are a few sneak-peeks of our heroes … more pictures very soon!



Our fantastic super-heroes and comic strips are now up and ready for you to come and see. This year you will find our host window at the Oaklea Trust, 48 Stramongate, Kendal, LA9 4BD  until Friday the 19th of October. You can download the festival guide here ~ http://www.comicartfestival.com




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During 2013-2015, Armathwaite School was an Expert Centre for the Global Learning Programme.  This involved providing a programme of training and development to a cluster of 23 local schools.  We are continuing to develop this work as a whole school during 2015-16 by working towards the UNICEF Rights Respecting School Award.

What is the Global Learning Programme?

The Global Learning Programme (GLP) is a government-funded programme of support that is helping teachers in Primary, Secondary and Special schools to deliver effective teaching and learning about development and global issues at Key Stages 2 and 3.

By giving schools the tools to embed global learning into teaching across the curriculum, the GLP is helping schools to:

  • meet Ofsted requirements
  • promote SMSC
  • prepare pupils for modern Britain by promoting values such as empathy, fairness and respect
  • develop and enhance enquiry and critical thinking skills
  • improve pupil engagement
  • deepen curriculum knowledge and understanding
  • expand global awareness
  • strengthen school ethos and values
  • support teacher professional development.

Armathwaite School was nationally recognised for its innovative approach to CPD sessions with the involvement of pupils.  A case study about this work can be found here.  As part of the Global Learning Programme, Mrs Yates submitted evidence to be accredited as a Lead Practitioner for Global Learning through the Schools, Students and Teacher’s Network(SSAT).  She also applied to the Innovation Fund for an action research project to develop the Philosopher’s Backpack idea. This also involves working with schools in Cumbria and Cheshire, with the Institute of Education(IOL) in London.