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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, one of our young female ChangeMakers groups made it to the Scottish Parliament to hand over a letter to Gail Ross MSP, asking that their stories be heard 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.


"The call for proposals 'GlobART 2030' is aimed at CSOs (Civil Society Organizations) who are based and operate in United Kingdom (UK) or Italy or Germany or Spain or France, who intend to promote and experiment educational actions, with young people aged between 14 and 25, that stimulate a reflection on the connection between global inequalities and migrations, through the use of artistic and creative languages (theatre, music, cinema, etc.) to contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The arts have been used to impart humankind's morals, values, and condemned injustices, and expressed new perspectives on society's well-being. The SDGs are the world's most comprehensive way to achieve economic growth, social inclusion, and environmental sustainability. By blending rational and emotional expression, the arts serve as the ideal medium to convey the SDGs and inspire audiences to take action.

The aim of this call for proposals is to contribute, through the use of artistic languages, to the development of knowledge and critical sense among young people with respect to the connection between migration and global inequalities, referring to one or more Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)."


You'll find more information and the required documents for submitting a proposal right here.

Interested parties may submit a project idea, no later than 15.00 (CET) on 02 August 2019, by sending an electronic copy of the documents to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Start The Change for Teachers

Posted on: Wednesday, 05 June 2019 15:35

Hot on the heels of our ‘Create The Change’ session with youth workers, artists & activists, came our #StartTheChangeProject for Teachers CPD. With a mix of teachers across many subject areas, including Biology, History, Modern Studies, English, Physics and Geography, we began the day by hearing a little about each other and sharing our own migration stories.

Building, Singing and Creating the Change

Posted on: Thursday, 30 May 2019 15:30

Our latest Start The Change event, 'Create The Change', focused on creative activism and the young Change Maker groups we're supporting. Taking a creative approach to activism, the day incorporated Lego Play, Virtual Reality, music and storytelling. With a group of youth workers, tutors, artists, creative activists and young people, here’s how it all came together...

The Change So Far

Posted on: Monday, 20 May 2019 19:19

Our 3 year Start The Change project is already having an impact across its 12 European countries. Together with our 15 partners, we're aiming to work with 1300 teachers, inspire and engage 26,400 students and establish 70 networks.

With some of the most exciting work still to come, you can see here how we're getting on so far...

Ben (one of our Global Learning Officers), has recently been involved with teachers from North West Sutherland. He delivered the first part of our Getting Started With Rights CPD to teachers from across the local schools group and will return in August for part 2.

Deputy Head Katy Lee very kindly provided us with this spotlight on their School Partnership activities and how these have contributed to their ongoing integration of Global Citizenship in the schools' teaching. They have used their connections to help them to incorporate the Global Goals (SDGs), Rights, climate and more. Cultural exchanges and knowledge sharing has helped all the partner schools to build strong supportive relationships with one another.

Meet the Team: Global Youth Officer, Lindsay Dunbar

Posted on: Friday, 26 April 2019 13:48

At Highland One World, our Start the Change! team is made up of some incredibly passionate, committed and talented individuals. We wanted to find out a bit more about them, why they're involved and what's inspired them.

Create the Change Workshop

Posted on: Wednesday, 24 April 2019 11:48

How do you inspire and support creative youth activism? Find out how to start a Change-makers group and create that change!

Start the Change on film!

Posted on: Saturday, 30 March 2019 20:48

Here's a selection of videos from our Start the Change! project so far, including our sessions with teachers and educators, plus last year's seminar with our European partners.

Get Inspired!

Posted on: Sunday, 10 March 2019 20:28

We're always looking for new (and old!) resources that help practitioners, educators and individuals to unpack, explore and better understand issues in the world around them. That's why we're putting together this collection...

Start the Change Community Map

Posted on: Friday, 08 March 2019 15:17

Highland One World (HOW) is mapping organisations working in our communities around issues of migration and the sustainable development goals.

Vaccines, ptarmigans and opinion continuums!

Posted on: Monday, 25 February 2019 20:27

At our recent Start the Change session in Aberdeen, Culloden Academy biology teacher, Katie Hanson, explained how she brings extra context and relevance to her science lessons.

Start the Change in Aberdeen

Posted on: Friday, 22 February 2019 10:27

In January this year, we ran a 2-day course for teachers and practitioners that focused on exploring the ideas around the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs/'Global Goals') and migration.

Write the Change competition

Posted on: Tuesday, 11 December 2018 12:09

Write the Change! is an exciting European-wide competition for young people aged 14-19, harnessing the power of stories to bring about positive change.

 

Start the Change seminar

Posted on: Friday, 26 October 2018 13:20

This October we were lucky enough to host our Start the Change partners from around Europe during a seminar looking back on the first year of the project. The 3-day gathering gave us the opportunity to share our success stories, discuss the challenges we'd faced and to explore examples of good practice. We also worked together on our plans for years 2 & 3...and all of that with a ceilidh thrown in for good measure!

Start the Change Inverness Launch

Posted on: Wednesday, 10 October 2018 14:01

On Monday 1st October more than 50 people from across the Highlands and Moray came together to launch an EU-funded project to support young people’s active citizenship.  Highland One World, a charity based in Inverness, is training teachers and youth workers to help young people explore issues around inequality, the UN Sustainable Development Goals and human migration.

Start the Change

Posted on: Wednesday, 06 June 2018 13:22

Are you passionate about educating for a better world? Our transformative EU global learning project - Start the Change is designed to help enhance your practice and impact as an educator and Global Citizen. 

Learning For A Better Future

Posted on: Wednesday, 16 May 2018 15:45

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