Global Themed Weeks
Over the course of the next 2 years, we are planning to run several Global themed weeks in which we will develop the children’s wider understanding of the world and ensure that the content of our Global Curriculum is delivered in a cohesive and meaningful way. The themes for each week will be taken from the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (https://sdgs.un.org/goals) which aim to aim to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for everyone by 2030. As a staff team, we have agreed that these provide an appropriate focus for our Global Weeks.
The theme of our first Global Week, which will take place at the end of this term, will be clean water and sanitation. We have many exciting activities planned around the central question “Why is water important?”. These will include Science around the water cycle and waterproofing, Art on theme of Water and a speaker from the charity Water Aid.
A key aspect of our week will be teaching the children about how far children in poorer countries have to walk for water…an astonishing 6 kilometres! The charity World Vision are, this year, organising a ‘Walk 6K for Water Event’ which we will take part in. To launch the event, myself and a couple of members of staff from each school will run the 6 km between each school! On Monday morning I will hold an assembly at 9am Yardley to explain the week’s activities and their significance. I will then run to Denton hold the same assembly there and then run back to Yardley. The children from both schools will be able to track our progress as we run.
During the week, the children will all take part in walking 6 km. Our younger children will do this collectively, as a class, whilst the older children will walk the full amount. We will take lots of pictures to share with you!