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Global Teachers Network

Posted on: Thursday, 14 December 2017 14:57

On Tuesday, Dec 12th we had a very positive meeting with teachers from as far away as Fort William enthusiastically sharing ideas and discussing plans for the future.

We usually have two teachers giving some form of presentation about global citizenship activities they have been involved in, and this time we had two excellent presentations from practitioners. We heard firstly from Katie Hanson, a Biology teacher at Culloden Academy, on her involvement of global citizenship education in the classroom, and her experiences on a recent trip to Rwanda with Global Learning Partnerships. We were then treated to a presentation from James Cook, QIO for the Northern Alliance, on using picture books to develop Equality, Diversity and Children's Rights across the Broad General Education (3-15).

All-in-all a very rewarding and enjoyable meeting. We are now on the look-out for volunteers to share their global citizenship activities at the next meeting in the summer term. Please get in touch if you would be interested.

 

 

New Voluntary Board Members Wanted!

Posted on: Wednesday, 27 September 2017 10:43

We are looking for new board members to join our Management Committee. Do you have a passion for social justice, sustainability, international development or the transformative power of education? Would you be able to attend 4-5 meetings a year in Inverness? If so, we'd love to hear from you!

 

Travel the World in a Day on 30 September

Posted on: Wednesday, 20 September 2017 09:22

Highland Multicultural Friends invite you to 'Travel the World in a Day' at a free event for all the family in Merkinch Community Centre on Saturday 30 September from 12-3pm.

#Books4ABetterWorld challenge

Posted on: Thursday, 14 September 2017 12:50

September is Scotland's Global Citizenship month and HOW have been challenging people across the country to share a book a day for 30 days through our Twitter challenge #Books4ABetterWorld. Each day we have shared a book that makes us think, inspires, helps develop empathy, celebrates difference or prompts action.

Free Film Event for Primary Schools

Posted on: Tuesday, 22 August 2017 14:33

As part of their November film festival in Inverness, Take One Action are hosting a free film event at Eden Court Theatre for primary schools on Monday the 27th of November from 10-11.30am.

Learning for Sustainability Festival on 9 September

Posted on: Thursday, 10 August 2017 10:28

We at Highland One World are looking forward to being involved in the upcoming Highland Council Learning for Sustainability Festival. The event, with a theme of Scotland's history, heritage and culture, will take place at Millburn Academy, Inverness on Saturday 9 September. All early years practitioners, primary and secondary teachers are welcome.

Lochardil Primary are rice champions!

Posted on: Wednesday, 05 April 2017 11:25

A huge well done to Lochardil Primary School who completed the 90kg Malawi Rice Challenge in just one week.

 

Spring at Highland One World

Posted on: Tuesday, 04 April 2017 11:31

Its been a busy term for Highland One World. We’ve seen nearly 130 Highland Council Probationers for the second part of their global citizenship training, we’ve been back out to the Western Isles to support teachers there, we’ve delivered training on how global citizenship education can be effectively combined with outdoor learning, supported teachers to explore the current refugee crisis with learners, piloted our very first online course, worked on improvements to our network’s GCE resource website ‘Signposts’ and lots more besides!

New edition of Stride magazine out now!

Posted on: Thursday, 26 January 2017 09:59

Our network's online magazine, Stride, has a new edition out now.

We are delighted to announce the return of writer, activist and provocateur Colm Regan to Inverness on Saturday 21st January 2017 at Millburn Academy, Inverness. This time, he is accompanied by Tony Daly the Co-ordinator for Irish charity '80:20: Educating and Acting for a Better World'. This event will comprise a talk from Colm followed by workshops specific to primary of secondary teachers.

 

Developing global citizenship through film

Posted on: Tuesday, 08 November 2016 13:59

At the end of October, Highland One World delivered a CPD for primary teachers at Eden Court on using short films within global citizenship education. HOW worked in partnership with Take One Action, the UK's leading social justice film festival, on the training session.   Teachers shared ideas and developed skills in using short films to explore issues such as borders, bullying and diversity with learners.

Celebrating Our Food, Our World, Our Future

Posted on: Wednesday, 14 September 2016 09:44

On Saturday 10 September more than 80 teachers and education partners from across Highland got together in Inverness High School to celebrate food as a context for Learning for Sustainability.  It was a day of great inspiration, networking, learning and discussion as well as fantastic food!

On September 10th from 10am to 2pm, we will be hosting a Learning for Sustainability festival with a celebration of food as a rich context for learning. This is a great opportunity to build your skills and confidence in Learning for Sustainability and to meet organisations in the marketplace who can support you in this area.

Just before the summer holidays, we were very lucky to welcome more visitors from Malawi - a group of doctors and nurses from Ekwendeni Hospital in northern Malawi.

The Rice Connection - Kilombero Farmer Visit

Posted on: Wednesday, 24 August 2016 08:15

When speaking of development, Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie once said of Africa that it was not a place where 'people need limp gifts of fish, but sturdy fishing rods and fair access to the pond.' Communities need to be able to develop sustainable livelihoods and have fair access to what it at present a very unfair global trading system. Just Trading Scotland is doing just that by buying rice from Kilombero rice farmers in Malawi at a fair price.

Developing global citizenship in the Western Isles

Posted on: Thursday, 03 March 2016 17:05

Rachel Avery from Highland One World spent a week in February delivering training on global citizenship education to teachers and probationers across the Western Isles. CLPL sessions were held on the Isles of Lewis, Harris and Benbecula, and teaching staff from 16 of the 27 schools on the islands participated.

Stand up for Farmers on Fairtrade Fortnight

Posted on: Tuesday, 01 March 2016 15:24

Fairtrade fortnight has begun and this year it shines a light on food security issues facing farmers and workers globally. The theme is "sit down for breakfast and stand up for farmers!"

Conference: Global Citizenship Matters in the Highlands

Posted on: Thursday, 25 February 2016 11:35

On Saturday 31st of January, eighty teachers from across Highland braved the elements to attend our Global Citizenship Matters conference at the University of the Highlands and Islands' new Campus in Inverness. The aim of the conference was to build teacher skills and confidence in Global Citizenship/Learning for Sustainability (LfS) and to build a thriving network of LfS practitioners across Highland.

Fairtrade Producer Event

Posted on: Wednesday, 17 February 2016 14:39

To kick off Fairtrade fortnight we are excited to welcome Pamela L'Intelligent - a Fairtrade producer from Mauritius to share her story with us.

Global Citizenship Matters Conference for Teachers

Posted on: Friday, 18 December 2015 00:00

Highland One World invites Highland teachers to our Global Citizenship Matters Conference on Saturday the 30th of January at the University of the Highlands and Islands New Campus.

This is an opportunity for you to hear from inspiring speakers, develop your skills and confidence through a range of practical workshops and network with other teachers.

Two Exciting Scotland-Malawi Partnership Events

Posted on: Friday, 28 August 2015 00:00

Scotland-Malawi Partnership will be hosting two events for pupils and teachers in Inverness on the 8th of September at Inverness High School.

The Scottish Fairtrade Forum, Just Trading Scotland and Christian Aid will be facilitating a morning of free workshops on Saturday 20th June at the Crown Church Hall, Inverness from 10:30am - 1pm. Special guest now confirmed!

Smallholder Farmers Roadshow - Inverness

Posted on: Thursday, 04 June 2015 00:00

The Scottish Fairtrade Forum, Just Trading Scotland and Christian Aid will be facilitating a morning of free workshops on Saturday 20th June at the Crown Church Hall, Inverness from 10:30am - 1pm. Special guest now confirmed!

Kenyan Connections

Posted on: Wednesday, 03 June 2015 00:00

Two exciting Learning for Sustainability/ Global Citizenship events will take place in Inverness on Monday 8th June as part of a new Kenyan Connections project.

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