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Headline News:

Tickets for "Tanja"

Tickets for ‘Tanja’ are available from "From The Source" on Coach Street, Skipton. The tickets are £8 in advance and £10 on the door. Cash or Cheque payments only. 

Any further information please contact
(Please note limited response to emails during the school holidays).

Green Futures

Craven DEC is a partner in ‘Green Futures’, one of several projects being funded by the Big Lottery Fund and part of ‘Our Bright Future’. Our role is to support secondary schools on their Eco-Schools journey.

Read more here

Watch our Makutano Junction videos here!

craven decCheck out this short film of children in Lothersdale Community Primary School, acting out their own Makutano Junction script in a set they have constructed and card characters using lollipop sticks. Click here to <<Play Video>>

Plus, see children from Parish Church School, Skipton discussing Makutano Junction.

And download our latest <<Makutano Junction Newsletter here>>

Build your own Eco-Stove

Children at Ings School in Skipton have built their own Eco - Stoves. Click here to download the instructions, the benefits of eco-stoves, and a presentation.

Free 'Global Learning' Training available to support the development of core values

At a recent Head teacher’s Local Authority meeting, a question was asked regarding what values they wanted their pupils to gain whilst in their school. All the Head teachers strongly agreed that they wanted their pupils to be adaptable, respectful, have empathy, tolerance, a sense of fairness and justice and at times tenacity, particularly in our fast changing and unpredictable world. They concluded that they wanted globally aware citizens who felt empowered and able to make a difference.
The values and attitudes described are key pupil outcomes in the newly launched ‘Global Learning Programme’(GLP). Registered schools can access £500's worth of free e-credits that can be used to acquire free training. Global learning can play a fundamental role in developing pupil values and a school ethos all Head teachers’ desire. To learn more about the GLP click here. Or to visit their website, please click here.

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:


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Values and Perceptions

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Human Rights

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Global Citizenship

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Conflict Resolution

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Sustainable Development

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Social Justice



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Introducing Makutano Junction to Primary Schools - We are seeking up to 30 Primary schools from Yorkshire to take part in this project. This is an exciting opportunity to help develop, test and use innovative teaching materials for K2 pupils, around the themes of poverty, health and sustainability. <<Read More>>

The fair trade schools award is changing - In the next few weeks the Fair Trade foundation will be launching an updated Fairtrade Schools Award, which will give schools better support and more flexibility, while focusing on learning. <<Read More>>

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Click here to read more about the NEW Global Learning Programme!


"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!"

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