Latest News from Liverpool World Centre
MAY NEWS!!! We are delighted to have been involved in Oxfam’s updating of their ‘Teaching Controversial Issues’ resource. The guide seeks to support educators in developing essential skills that allow learners to constructively discuss their own values and ideas, and develop as active global citizens. The resource can be downloaded directly from the Oxfam website here. Contact Liverpool World Centre if you would like support in developing the skills and knowledge to explore controversies and extreme views in class. We offer related workshops, CPD opportunities and consultancy for schools, community groups, academics and educators.
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.
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