All posts tagged with ‘conflict’
- April 24th, 2012
- Comments: none Tags: Tags: action, conflict, events, Fairtrade, film
: Categories citizenship, creativity, curriculum areas, expressive arts, international, social studies, sustainable development
Are you aged between 15 and 21 years? Interested in great films that make a difference in the world? Would you like to organise inspiring film screening events in your local community? If so, here is your chance to take action!
Take One Action – Scotland’s global action cinema project – is organising it’s second Young Action Heroes Project for young people and their educators/youth workers at the Macrobert Centre in Stirling in late August 2012. We are keen to hear from schools and youth groups who want to take part in the residential and then screen a film to inspire action in others!
Application information is available to download from www.takeoneaction.org.uk/youth
THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS FRIDAY 25TH MAY, but if you have questions before then email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Andy at 0131 5536335.More
- November 11th, 2011
- Comments: none Tags: Tags: action, conflict, debating, learner voice, rights, sectarianism
: Categories citizenship, health and wellbeing, religious and moral education
Anti-Bullying Week is an annual event organised by respectme, Scotland’s Anti-Bullying Service. The week aims to raise awareness of bullying in and out of school, and highlight ways of preventing and responding to it.
The 2011 Anti-Bullying Week focuses on cyber-bullying. The campaign theme is based around the notion that ‘the internet is a place, not a thing’. Its core message will inform and educate adults about the internet being a social place that children and young people go to, and will reinforce the responsibility adults have to take an active interest and make sure that online environments are as safe as the places they visit in the ‘real’ world.
For more ideas and resources visit our ‘Resources Calendar’More
- July 29th, 2011
- Comments: none Tags: Tags: community, conflict, learner voice
: Categories citizenship, secondary schools
The Scottish Borders Challenging Homophobia Together Project is part of a national project that aims to reduce homophobia and homophobic bullying in schools bullying. The project is led by LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) Youth Scotland, supported by Scottish Borders Council and funded by the Big Lottery Fund. This work follows both national and local research that indicates homophobic bullying has links with low attainment, truancy and early school leaving. Research also suggests that this type of bullying can have a negative impact on young people’s health and well-being, the consequences for some pupils include depression, self harm and suicide attempts.
In Galashiels Academy and Peebles High School LGBT delivered assemblies to 5th and 6th year pupils. Here we asked if anyone would like to get involved in delivering work that challenges homophobia in their school. The response was overwhelmingly positive and a Youth Advisory Group now runs in Gala Academy with 6 pupils and in Peebles High school with 5 pupils. Their ideas have included: posters that challenge homophobia, eliminating the use of the word “gay” as an insult, gathering information on homophobia from other pupils, involvement in developing and delivering lesson plans, and promoting the inclusion of same sex couples at their Christmas dance.
This work is in its infancy, however the interest from a broad range of pupils has shown that young people are interested in getting involved in work that can make a difference in their school, and that homophobia and homophobic bullying can affect many pupils. We also discovered that assemblies, although short, can still have a clear impact. In a recent assembly pupils were asked the question: “Does Homophobia exist in your school”? In response all of the pupils in the assembly hall put their hand up. This sent a strong message about the need for this work and school staff noted their shock and surprise at pupil’s responses.
Written by Karen Wilson,Youth & Community Development Officer LGBT Youth Scotland
Karen can be contacted at email@example.com
- July 29th, 2011
- Comments: none Tags: Tags: community, conflict, enterprise, Fairtrade, poverty, research, resources, rights
: Categories citizenship, mathematics, secondary schools
Recently, two very dynamic maths teachers, Chris Smith and Aimee Strange, together with a group of very talented pupils, delivered a session for practitioners during the ‘Leadership of Global Citizenship’ open day at Grange Academy. “I want to teach maths in a way that makes sense of the world” said Chris Smith. Below are some links and resources from Chris, Aimee and the pupils, providing an insight into the way in which Maths is taught at Grange, embedding global citizenship throughout the curriculum. They are very happy for others to use these materials….
All of the lessons we created and the tools used to deliver them are available on the website below
Many of these resources were created using Amnesty’s Citizenship book: http://www.amnesty.org.uk/books_details.asp?BookID=10
Chris also writes a weekly newsletter for the department which includes loads of lesson ideas (for example the citizenship lessons will be included) , maths puzzles, useful websites, etc. Here are some sample newsletters:More