A unique programme introducing the global initiative of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. This Way Up? challenges students to become international change-makers by starting a charity that supports ecological sustainability.
With so much coverage of Climate Change, International Development and charity drawn to our attention through the Media, our programme will illustrate some of the complex challenges that accompany international aid in the pursuit of ‘sustainable development’. Students will learn how the direction of their efforts serves to affect the ultimate goals of global development.
“Today was a great experience – working closely with one team all day and having the freedom to come up with an idea and developing it was brilliant”
– Year 9 Student.
The topics within this programme focus on the ecology and biodiversity of Tanzania and how communities work within the constraints of their local environments. This programme has been built through our expertise and knowledge as part of our ongoing work in East Africa since 2009. All resources are unique to Bright Green Enterprise and uncover ‘real life’ community case studies.
“Absolutely fantastic. The students all enjoyed it immensely”
– Oxford High School GDST.
This Way Up? will inspire students to understand their environment more and positively shape the communities who live within them. Students will be encouraged to think about how the ecological and social environments we live in impact upon one another, examining real-life tensions under sustainable development. Students will come away with a broader perspective of their impact on the world as well as thoughts for future career choices.
Suitability and Cross-Curricular links
Suitable for: Years 6-11, groups of 50-300
Programme duration: Full day in line with the school timetable
Student outcomes: Students develop key employability skills as well as enhance their understanding of pressing international and domestic environmental issues. Each programme is tailored for specific year groups and can be adapted to enhance particular educational areas. Examples include: PSHE, Geography, Science, Social Enterprise Education, Cultural Awareness, Team Building and International Links.
Cross-Curricular: Global Citizenship | Geography | Business Studies | English | Mathematics | Science | Covering the key skills of literacy and numeracy | PSHE | SMSC | British Values
Skills Development: Team work | Leadership | Delegation | Negotiation | Initiative | Speaking & Presenting | Writing | Budget Management | Financial Literacy
Further and Higher Education Links: Economics | Geography | Public Policy | International Development | Politics | Philosophy | Ecology and Biodiversity | Land Management | Engineering