BOOTHAM School was the venue for an innovative teaching course on how to turn students into global citizens. Primary and Secondary teachers from across the region came together for the one day Global Teacher Award (GTA) course.

Global Learning, or Global Citizenship Education, aims to empower learners to engage in global challenges and ultimately to become proactive contributors to a more just, peaceful and sustainable world.

The GTA course for teachers is funded by the British government and managed by the British Council and its partners.

Liz Brown, Head of Geography at Bootham School, said: “Global education is at the centre of what schools need to do to ensure that their students understand not only the interconnectedness of our world but that they also learn to appreciate and value the one planet we all depend on.

“It celebrates diversity and also helps students appreciate our similarities. It teaches students their human rights and focuses on the Sustainable Development Goals whilst aiming to teach the skills our young people will need for resilience in an uncertain future.

“At Bootham, our long-standing Oxfam World Shaper School status has ensured we take a whole curriculum approach to global education recognising that it is isn’t a separate subject but one that is woven into the fabric of all we do. Through WAG, BEAST and the taught curriculum we can honestly say we do educate our students to be active global citizens. “