'A footprint means pressing down and global means world, so 'global footprint' means pressing down on the world and we don't want to press too hard' (child's definition of a Global Footprint)
what is Global Learning? CoreKnowledge Key Skills Values and Attitudes what is sustainability? what about climate change?
what about climate change?

Global events 

Autumn  
October

Black History Month and Local Democracy Week
Here are some examples of work we have done with students from the previous years

November

Universal Children’s Day

Celebrating 21st birthday of International Children’s Day

Click here to see the children interviewing the Children’s Rights Director, Roger Morgan

UN Convention Twentieth Birthday of Childrens Rights
Click here to see how young people can challenge negative stereotypes and discrimination and watch there interview with the journalist and deputy editor of the Telegraph, Mary Riddell

Childrens rights journalists.pdf
An activity in which the children are journalists using a news release to write an article on children’s rights

December

International Day of Persons with Disabilities
The Hidden Voices section focus on Disability

Click here
to see how we celebrated the theme, Making the MDGs Inclusive: Empowerment of persons with disabilities and their communities around the world


Click here
to download student flyer created by Jakir Hussain on work experience from Stepney Green Maths, Computing

Rokeya Day: Women and education
Click here to download student flyer created by Marufa Begum on work experience from Mulberry School  

Spring  
January

Holocaust Memorial Day

Janus Korczak and Children's Justice
Click here to see the childrens interview with Anna Roth, Education Officer for the Jewish Museum and a short talk about Janusz Korczak


Korczak court activities 2010.pdf A set of short texts for a jigsaw activity and group work researching how Janus Korczak ran his children’s courts

February

LGBT History Month
LGBT Resources Guide - This guide aims to help Teachers, Parents and Students understand and support LGBT Young People 

March

International Women’s Day
Click here to download student flyer created by Aminat Abudu, a student volunteer, Bishop Challoner Girls School

Click here to download an activities sheet

Assembly and classroom exhibitions available for use by Tower Hamlets Schools from Schools Library Service:
Maria Dickin and the Peoples Dispensary for Sick Animals of the Poor.
Clara Grant, the Bundle Women of Bow, and the story of the Fern St. Settlement.
Pheobe Hessel, the Amazon of Stepney.
Levina Teerlinc, Gentlewoman of the Queen.
Sylvia Pankhurst, the Suffragettes, and Votes for Women.
Hannah Billig, the Angel of Stepney.

These exhibitions were developed by young people in Tower Hamlets with Rosemary Taylor and Doreen Kendall of East London History Society and Maggie Hewitt of Oxford House for Women’s History Week. Contact the Tower Hamlets Schools Library Service on 020 7364 6428

Summer  
June

Refugee Week
2011 was the 60th anniversary of the Refugee Convention. In order to mark the occasion, the theme of Refugee Week for this year was 60 Years of Contribution. As part of the celebration, HEC Global Learning Centre offered Tower Hamlets schools a workshop during Refugee Week.

Click here for some examples of work we have done with students from the previous years. 

Who do we think we are? week
Citizenship Ceremony - Click here to see how the schools have been exploring their identities as citizens of their schools and what they then share their work at a real Citizenship Ceremony

Coming soon A downloadable guide on how to organise and run class sessions and visits to Tower Hamlets registry office at Bow.

July

International Co-op Day and UK Co-op Fortnight
Click here to view Restorative Justice and Young People