Global Learning at St Mary's
At St Mary’s, we like to ensure that our children develop an understanding of their own culture, that of others in the UK & within the wider world. We want our children to feel comfortable in a variety of backgrounds & be able to operate in the emerging world culture of shared experiences provided by television, travel and the internet. We also want them to develop a sense of personal identity, whilst at the same time acquiring awareness, understanding, respect & tolerance regarding the cultural traditions & beliefs of others.
Global Goals for Sustainable Development
The Sustainable Development Goals or Global Goals are a collection of 17 interlinked global goals designed to be a "blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all". The SDGs were set up in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly and are intended to be achieved by 2030.
Link with Uganda
St Marys CE Academy is linked with Affcad School in Uganda via Connecting Classrooms. The school has 180 pupils from 4-10 years of age. We have completed a number of projects linked to Climate change (SDG 13- Climate action) with our partner school. We have made Perfect World pictures. The children visualised what they would like our local area to look like in 10 years time. Y6 wrote poems linked to Climate Change. Y4 thought about the issue of Climate Change through Issue Trees. The roots show the causes of climate change. The branches show the effects and the leaves show the solutions. Our friends at AFFCAD school also completed the Perfect world and Issue tree activities.
Our Global Week takes place in the summer term. Each class develops activities linked to a different country or continent. The children then travel around the school visiting the different countries and completing fun learning activities linked to population data, climate, languages, religion, food and traditions.