Global Goals at NBHS

“In September 2015, 193 world leaders agreed to 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development. If these Goals are completed, it would mean an end to extreme poverty, inequality and climate change by 2030.

Our governments have a plan to save our planet…it’s our job to make sure they stick to it.

The Global Goals are only going to work if we fight for them and you can’t fight for your rights if you don’t know what they are. We believe the Goals are only going to be completed if we can make them famous.” (

At North Berwick High School, we use the Global Goals framework to make explicit our teaching of global citizenship as an integral part of our curriculum. We believe that young people need to be aware of the issues affecting our local communities, our international community and our planet before they can take steps to change things for the better. Recognising issues, acknowledging the far-reaching impact they have, working through the complexity of global and social issues and then knowing how to use your voice to engender change for the better is all part of being a Global Citizen and an Effective Contributor. As Mahatima Ghandi said: “be the change you want to see in the world”!