Global Citizenship

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The P3 children displaying their learning about Nigeria

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Parents attended the event and helped the children to make some crafts!

On 13th February, the children hosted a Global Citizenship Day. This was the culmination of a huge amount of learning and effort. Our thanks to Miss Kinsella and Mrs Hill who organised the day and the various activities for the children.
Global citizenship helps enable young people to develop skills and knowledge that allows them to actively engage with the world. Children are immersed in an approach that seeks to make the world a more just and sustainable place. Global citizenship is an ethos. At Loretto, we ensure that it is a whole school approach. Our event on 13th February involved members of the community and the wider world.
In order to prepare for the event, every class selected a different country.

Nursery- Scotland
P1- Poland
P2- China
P3- Germany
P3/4- Nigeria
P4/5- Italy
P6- Pakistan
P7- Ireland

Children investigated a range of different aspects of that country; everything from the history to currency! Children made comparisons between their selected nation and Scotland. As such, issues such as social justice and diversity were highlighted. Children spent time creating displays for the event. Queen Margaret University students also got involved by helping to prepare food from all over the world. Thank you to the students for their commitment to the project!
At the event, music from all over world filled the hall. Children and adults were encouraged to try out some of the food native to the selected countries. Classes put on various performances. Traditional dress was worn by many children. Adults asked questions about the children’s learning and it was wonderful to hear so many well researched answers.
Well done to all of the children and thank you to all who came along to the event!

1 thought on “Global Citizenship

  1. This was a truly remarkable day with our children sharing their learning with each other and our community. It was very enjoyable and really brought home to us all that we are all one Global family.

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