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Our Change Makers' Virtual Film Night Returns!

Posted on: Monday, 01 June 2020 14:00

Following the success of our Start The Change Project's Change Makers' film night, our next is scheduled for Sunday June 14th. It's an opportunity for young activists to watch and discuss a number of short films on climate change and activism. Hosted by the Change Makers, young people can REGISTER below.

Access Our Remote Learning Shared Drive

Posted on: Wednesday, 27 May 2020 08:34

Highland One World has been supporting secondary teachers over this time of lockdown, creating and sharing units of work specifically designed for remote learning. We've created a Shared Drive with 'ready to go' lessons for a variety of subjects including English, Maths, Science and Geography. All use a global citizenship approach to deliver content related to the Sustainable Development Goals or migration, as part of our EU-funded Start the Change project.

FILM: The Shores of Lampedusa

Posted on: Monday, 18 May 2020 15:32

In our very own mini making-of documentary, we tell the story of our young Change Makers' trip to Lampedusa and the stories behind an original piece of music, The Shores of Lampedusa, written by Fèis Rois' Mitch Leslie.

The Shores of Lampedusa Score

Posted on: Thursday, 14 May 2020 20:50

If you'd like to join our Fèis Rois Change Makers, here's the score for Mitch Leslie's original piece, The Shores of Lampedusa. Inspired by a trip to the island and stories of migration, old and new, we'll have a mini making-of documentary available very soon.

Online event: Partnerships with Malawi

Posted on: Monday, 11 May 2020 11:47

JOIN US for an online event co-hosted by the Scotland Malawi Partnership and Highland One World, celebrating and sharing experiences of partnerships working between schools in Scotland and Malawi. Weds 27th May, 5-7pm.

Life In Lockdown Podcast

Posted on: Wednesday, 06 May 2020 08:32

Whilst we're all living and working differently right now, our young Start The Change Project Change Makers have been reflecting on life, with their friends across Scotland and Europe too. Their new Podcast is their opportunity to share their thoughts on Life In Lockdown.

In February 2020, at our Transform Our World conference for educators, we spoke to guest speaker Penny Rabiger about Global Citizenship Education, decolonising the curriculm and where she finds hope for the future.

SDGs throughout the curriculum at Dornoch Academy

Posted on: Monday, 27 April 2020 12:53

At our Transfrom Our World, Global Citizenship conference for educators in February 2020, we caught up with Anne Morrison from Dornoch Academy. Anne has been one of the teachers involved with our Start The Change Project, which brings together educators and young people from across Europe to make connections between migration and the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs or 'Global Goals').

WEBINAR: Weekly Global Teachers' Forum

Posted on: Wednesday, 15 April 2020 13:56

As life has changed for all of us since the COVID19 pandemic and lockdown, we're running weekly Global Teacher's Forum Webinars, every Friday at 1pm. A chance to learn, share ideas and best practice.

Supporting educators during the COVID-19 pandemic

Posted on: Wednesday, 25 March 2020 16:21

As we all adjust to the changes that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to our daily lives, we're still here to support educators across The Highlands & Islands. While our office is obviously closed, we're still able to help you with resource ideas, suggestions and inspiration.

Starting the change & transforming our world

Posted on: Thursday, 19 March 2020 10:14

On the 29th of February 2020, we brought together educators and practitioners for a Global Citizenship conference, as part of our #StartTheChangeProject.

#ChangeMakers plan their festival

Posted on: Thursday, 12 March 2020 10:15

Our young #ChangeMakers groups from Fèis Rois, Nairn Academy, Inverness High & Inspire Highland came together in February to help plan the project's festival in at Eden Court in May

Start The Change on Brexit Day

Posted on: Thursday, 30 January 2020 16:56

As the UK leaves the European Union, we reflect on our Start The Change Project which has brought us together with partners from across Europe, exploring migration, the Sustainable Development Goals and the role educators and young people can play as Global Citizens in their communities. With 9 months of the project remaining we still have much to look forward to, including our upcoming Transform Our World Secondary School Conference. As we look back at the project so far, within the context of Brexit, two of our staff gave us their thoughts on what they've gained from working with European partners.

Nelson Mandela said that education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change our world. This one-day conference in Inverness on 29 February aims to support primary AND secondary teachers and others working with young people from across Scotland to help learners develop the knowledge, skills and values needed to create the kind of world they want to live in. Inspiring speakers, practical workshops, new resources, networking opportunities, lunch and support with travel costs.

Spotlight on International Partnerships

Posted on: Tuesday, 14 January 2020 21:13

A teacher talks to a group of primary pupils about rural life, in front of a Rowan tree in Sutherland. She's from Kenya. Two pupils share experiences of how their lives are being affected by the changing climate and how they plan to take action. They are from Inverness and Kathmandu. Pupils write a song about the Global Goals and sing together, separated by 5000 miles. They are Scottish and Ghanaian.

Exciting times are ahead in the world of International School Patnerships. Through the British Council's Connecting Classrooms programme, more and more schools from across the Highlands are taking the opportunity to partner with other schools across the globe. It's leading to some interesting learning.

Two Years of Start The Change

Posted on: Thursday, 09 January 2020 11:01

Our EU-wide Start The Change project, is now into its third and final year and there's still so much to come! Here's a look back to what's been achieved so far across 12 European Countries and involving 26,400 young people...

Global Teachers Assemble! Our next Global Teachers Network event is happening on Thursday 5th December in Room 325 at Millburn Academy. We'll kick off at 4pm. Our keynote speakers will be Cath Milne from Avoch Primary School who will be talking about the exciting work her classes have been doing on oceans, plastic and outdoor learning.

Start The Change goes to Parliament

Posted on: Friday, 22 November 2019 12:10

Since our Start The Change Project began, we've been across The Highands, to Lampedusa, Salzburg and, most recently, to the Scottish Parliament. One of our young female ChangeMakers groups handed a letter to Gail Ross MSP, asking that their stories be heard in order to help reunite them with their families.

A whole-school approach at Charleston Academy

Posted on: Friday, 22 November 2019 09:46

We've taken our Start The Change Project to Charleston Academy in Inverness, where we're working with the whole staff body across all departments to help further embed learning on migration and the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, whilst building on the school's existing expertise and practice.

ChangeMakers visit Lampedusa

Posted on: Wednesday, 23 October 2019 12:33

At the end of September this year, young people from our Start The Change Project 'ChangeMakers' groups, travelled to Lampedusa to meet with other young people from across Europe to share ideas, experiences and perspectives on migration and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), or 'Global Goals'. The trip coincided with the anniversary of the tragic death of 368 people in 2013. In search of a better future for themselves and their families, they died just off the coast of the small Italian island when the ship carrying them sank.

Climate Action from the Classroom

Posted on: Tuesday, 27 August 2019 19:56

This autumn's Global Teachers' Network has a climate change theme. Keynote speakers from Primary and Secondary will share their experiences, ideas and resources on engaging pupils with global citizenship and climate action in the classroom. It is a great opportunity for sharing good practice with fellow teachers and picking up really useful resources to enhance your teaching.

Hear The Change Makers at Eden Court!

Posted on: Wednesday, 21 August 2019 14:50

We've been lucky enough to collaborate with the wonderful Fèis Rois on our Start The Change Project. They brought together a group of young musicians from across Ross-shire to compose their own piece and perform from John Somerville's 'The Voyage of the Hector'.

You can hear the full audio recording of the performance right here...

Write The Change Winners at Giffoni Film Festival

Posted on: Wednesday, 31 July 2019 10:01

Our EU Start The Change Project gave young people the chance to enter their stories around migration in to the Write The Change competition. The finalists recently went to the Giffoni Film Festival where the winner was announced. We asked the UK's finalist, Amy Campbell, to write us a blog about her trip to sunny Italy...

Funding for Arts & the SDGs

Posted on: Friday, 05 July 2019 20:05

Our EU project, Start the Change!, has launched a call for proposals - 'GlobART 2030: fight inequalities for sustainable development'.
The aim is to award financial support (from 6,000 to 8,000 Euros) to third parties.

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