The development of a child’s understanding of global issues such as poverty and climate change is key to them becoming responsible global citizens. Global dimension also teaches them about our interdependence with other societies, economies and the environment.
Involving students in links and exchanges with partner schools abroad will help widen their international outlook and allow them to compare the issues they face with those of pupils overseas.*
By 2020 the government recommends that all schools are models of global citizenship, enriching their educational mission with activities that improve the lives of people living in other parts of the world.
* Source: Manchester City Council (www.manchester.gov.uk)