What is Global Neighbours?
Global Neighbours is an inspiring school accreditation scheme run by Christian Aid. We want to encourage a deeper understanding of global injustice and the Christian response to it here at St Nicholas Primary School. The accreditation scheme will be verified by the Church of England Education Office and consists of three levels: bronze, silver and gold.
To achieve accreditation, schools have to demonstrate how they are fulfilling criteria relating to:
• spirituality and worship
• pupil participation in active global citizenship
• community engagement
• school leadership
Some of the areas we will be working on in school over the next few terms are:
• Engaging pupils to become more active in global citizenship and developing in them a sense of ownership and understanding of why they are taking a particular action through the use of Picture News.
• To share their learning with the wider community.
Global Neighbours across the Curriculum
As part of our commitment to ensure that all children are able to develop their critical thinking skills about the world around them and to discover the interdependence of the world around us and how we can all have an impact, making a positive difference, St Nicholas’ curriculum ensures that all children have opportunities to think about their role as Global Neighbours across a specific area of the curriculum.
Being a Global Neighbour
At St Nicholas Primary School we encourage and support our children to be "courageous advocates". This means they champion causes which are special and meaningful to them. These may be global issues or matters far more personal and closer to home.
We believe this develops resilience, teamwork, courage, independence and an understanding of the wider world and how they can help make it a better place, enabling our children to flourish.
Being a good Global Neighbour is more than just feeling sorry for people who are suffering from misfortune - it is about making a difference to their lives.
A Global Neighbour thinks beyond their immediate surroundings and recognises their impact on the world. As a school, we are thinking each week about how we can make a difference and show Global Citizenship. Some of the children have already started to make a difference to the community they live in:
• Donated clothes and toys to charity.
• Donated food to local foodbanks.
A child in Year 4 painted a picture which was sold at Armenian Church Sunday School Charity auction for £44.00. The picture will be sent overseas to Canada where the winning bidder resides. The money raised will be donated to children who are suffering due to the conflict in Artsakh.