Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship. That’s right, another initiative being introduced to schools and another thing that I find myself involved in. Last week myself and a colleague arranged a day of activities for all the year 7’s (1st years to the Irish) to highlight the issues around sustainable development and their place in the world.
The local Sealife centre came in and gave a presentation on conservation and the importance of recycling with lots of examples of habitat conservation going on in and around North Wales. An African artist came in and worked with the children making African tribal masks and gave them loads of information on the cultural significance behind them, which they loved. Then a group called Europe Direct had a workshop with the children comprising various activities on the European union and it’s countries and languages. I’m not the biggest eco-warrior on the planet (but I do like to read about recent developments in renewable energy and waste management) but it’s really inspiring to see the results that can be achieved simply by putting in a little effort. Schools seem to be full of opportunities for good work to be done but a lot of these opportunities pass by without a second glance simply because no-one is willing to give some time.