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For Fairtrade Fortnight 2018 from the 26th February – 11th March, we are asking you to ‘Come on in’ to Fairtrade to stand with farmers and close the door on exploitation through organising a Fairtrade event or lesson. We have lots of educational resources available to download from our Schools website, such as Samuel’s Fairtrade Story which gives children the chance to experience what life is like for a Kenyan coffee farmer through an immersive 360 video and supporting lesson plans.
Alongside this, we have special Event Packs which contain everything you need to put on a Fortnight event such as posters, leaflets and stickers – if you are interested in ordering these in bulk for distribution to schools in your area then please do let us know.
VACANCY – Global Learning Education Officer
Salary: £25,951-27,688 pro rata
Hours: 17.5 hours per week (flexible working)
Based at: LWC offices, Toxteth TV, Liverpool.
This is an exciting opportunity for someone who loves education, can facilitate adult learning and is passionate about social justice. LWC exists to make world issues relevant to the lives of young people. We need an Education Officer to help us develop our relationships with schools and deliver training to those who work directly with young people. The Education Officer will create relationships with schools who are already part of our membership and those who are new to LWC or Global Learning. The role will be responsible for delivering LWC’s programme of Global Learning activities whilst meeting the needs of teachers and young people.
We’re looking for someone to join our small team who: enjoys communicating with educators, facilitating children and adults; can organise workshops; and has experience of creating educational resources. If you are interested please download the documents from our website.
For further information on this role and details of how to apply, access online documents at
Deadline for applications: Friday 9th March, 12 noon, 2018
Interview date: Friday, 16th March 2018
Successful applicants will be invited to interview by 5pm on Tuesday 13th March. If you have not heard by this date, then unfortunately your application has been unsuccessful.
British Values has been a focus of our work with teachers. LWC Associate Alison Clark and staff member Andrea Bullivant, worked with Liverpool Hope University to publish initial research into British Values in teaching. Read the summary here: British Values research 2016
Back in June 2016 Liverpool World Centre worked with Ashley Special School to prepare case studies for the Global Learning Programme. The programme continues until Summer 2018. Contact us to find out how you can get involved, or Click here to read more
2016: LWC trainer/facilitator/educator extraordinaire Andrea Bullivant travelled to Croatia to lead training as part of Year One of European project ‘Eat Responsibly‘. The project focuses on sustainable food consumption and sustainable development goals.
Workshop with Older People
LWC facilitated a workshop on care for older people. The event brought together faith communities from Ainsdale Community Care, St Mary’s Waterloo, St Leonards Community Centre Bootle, and Sacred Heart Ainsdale. It is part of an on-going project looking at healthy eating and affordable warmth, run by the Eco Resource Network (LWC, Faiths for Change and Energy Projects Plus).
Global Learning in Latest Ofsted Report:
Global Learning was mentioned in the latest Ofsted Report as being an important part of all schools in the UK.
“Every child growing up in the UK should have the chance to learn about the world around them, the facts of poverty and underdevelopment, and about the potential to build a freer and more prosperous world. The Global Learning Programme (GLP) https://globaldimension.org.uk/glp will work with primary, secondary and special schools across the UK to ensure that young people have this opportunity. GLP will seek to help pupils to develop the skills needed to work in a global economy through learning about key themes of development education such as:
- Knowledge of developing countries, their economies, histories and human geography.
- Knowledge of the basic elements of globalisation School Inspection Update December 2015 |Issue 5 9.
- Knowledge of different ways to achieve global poverty reduction and the arguments around the merits of these different approaches.“
See full report here