Our aims:

- To develop understanding of global issues

- To challenge stereotypes

- To develop positive attitudes

- To promote understanding of local - global interdependence

- To encourage action for a more just society and world

Headline News:

 

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Snapshots from the Borders

 

Craven DEC is supporting this 3 year project co-funded by the European Union and run by 35 partners, border Local Authorities and Civil Society organisations.

Please support the Snapshots from the Borders campaign for a human rights approach to migration and solidarity with migrants.

This campaign commemorates October 3rd when 368 people including children, women and men lost their lives in the worst migrant shipwreck in history off the coast of Lampedusa, a sunny Italian island with beautiful beaches and sparkling seas. http://www.snapshotsfromtheborders.eu/  

The aim is to get 25,000 signatures to push the EU parliament for policy change, and to shift towards a human rights-based approach to migration. Over 10,000 people have signed so far, please help us reach our target, and enable representation for this in the European Parliament.

You can sign the petition here: bit.ly/2LHJ6W6

 

Thanks very much for your support.

 

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Build your own Eco-Stove

Smoky Homes is an exciting new Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) project for primary aged pupils produced by Practical Action. The project provides a real-life context for pupils to explore the health and environmental problems faced by the 3 billion people globally who cook on open fires or traditional cook stoves. It can be used to deliver parts of the UK's Science and Design and Technology curriculum or an enrichment day. The project offers opportunities for pupils to work in groups to:

 

  • Engage with a range of images and videos that introduce the context and people of Nepal
  • Design and model their ideas for improved cook stoves and/or stove hoods.

All the teaching and learning materials needed to run the project are free to download.

In addition, children from four Craven primary schools have built their own Eco - Stoves. Click here to download the instructions, the benefits of eco-stoves, and a presentation.

 


Craven DEC takes over the administration of the Global Schools Award (GSA) on behalf of the Consortium of Development Education Centres (CODEC). The GSA was developed by the Yorkshire DECs and has been recognised by the Global Learning Programme (GLP) as a possible next step for schools that have completed the GLP network training sessions. It is also an award for any school that wants to develop global themes, skills and values across all areas of the curriculum. It offers a framework for global learning that is a whole school approach.

 

"Following on from completing the GLP training sessions, working towards the GSA gave our school several clear targets to aim for, which has enhanced our curriculum and the children's learning in a multitude of ways."

Tamsin Benning, Beckwithshaw Community Primary School, North Yorkshire


Our Approach:

 

We work with teachers, school governors, students and other education providers in promoting a global dimension through:

 

  • School linking – support for developing link partners, both local and global
  • Support and training on all aspects of global citizenship, including sustainable development, conflict resolution and social justice
  • Student focus days - on various themes, e.g. Fair Trade, Sustainability, One World Week, Climate Change and Refugees.
  • Resources – an extensive collection of books, activity packs, games, artefacts for loan
  • Awards – support for schools working towards Fairtrade School awards, the Global Schools Award and Eco-schools awards and for teachers working towards the Global Teachers Award.

 

 

Key to this are the eight key concepts of the Global Dimension:

 

Values and Perceptions     Global Citizenship

 

Interdependence                Sustainable Development

 

Human Rights                    Diversity

 

Conflict Resolution             Social Justice

Testimonials:

"A fantastic course that has managed to fit so much into such a small amount of time!"

"I have been on many courses over the years, but this has been the most inspiring.  I feel really fired up to get enrolled in more global teaching in my school. 
I feel I can make a difference!"

"A fantastic course, accessible, practical and relevant. Thank you!"

Craven DEC

St Andrew’s Church, Skipton
North Yorkshire, BD23 2JE

Telephone:

07810 200202

Email:

liz@cravendec.org.uk

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working towards positive change
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Our aims:

- To develop understanding of global issues

- To challenge stereotypes

- To develop positive attitudes

- To promote understanding of local - global interdependence

- To encourage action for a more just society and world


Our Approach:

 

We work with teachers, school governors, students and other education providers in promoting a global dimension through:

 

  • School linking – support for developing link partners, both local and global
  • Support and training on all aspects of global citizenship, including sustainable development, conflict resolution and social justice
  • Student focus days - on various themes, e.g. Fair Trade, Sustainability, One World Week, Climate Change and Refugees.
  • Resources – an extensive collection of books, activity packs, games, artefacts for loan
  • Awards – support for schools working towards Fairtrade School status, the Global Schools Award and Eco-schools awards for teachers working towards the Global Teachers Award.

 

 

Key to this are the eight key concepts of the Global Dimension:

 

Values and Perceptions

Global Citizenship

Interdependence

Sustainable Development

Human Rights

Diversity

Conflict Resolution

Social Justice