Global Citizenship

Caroline Weir, Education Coordinator at Christian Aid, said: “The Global Neighbours Scheme was launched in partnership with the Church of England’s Education Office with a vision of helping young people understand more about the inequalities in this world and helping them to become courageous advocates for those who have no voice. 
It’s wonderful to see how staff and pupils at St John’s have taken this to heart and are seeking to tackle injustice. From their work on plastic pollution to their link with a school in Malawi, pupils and staff at St John’s have been working hard to take their place as global citizens.
St John’s Church of England Primary School has achieved Bronze Award status in Christian Aid’s Global Neighbours scheme in recognition of its wide-ranging steps to love their global neighbour.

The accreditation scheme celebrates schools that are helping pupils learn about global poverty and the Christian responsibility to tackle it, as well as giving them the tools to play a confident part in creating a fairer world.

“We have a link with the Mkhalapadzuwa school in Malawi. Children in both communities have written letters to find out about how life is lived in another part of the world. Pupils have been learning about examples of people who faced adversity and overcame this to be courageous advocated for change. These stories have challenged the whole school community to think about how each of us can make a difference in our local community and globally."

2019

Our annual model United Nations Global Citizenship day was a success for enthusiastic Year 5 pupils (delegates).  They researched how their countries' resources could help others and the children wrote and delivered their own speeches.  They liaised with other member states and all UN delegates voted (based on effort, information and presentation skills).  Well done winning Finland team!​

2018

Newton Class 5 pupils became delegates from eight worldwide countries to discover how United Nations work  and they held a model UN Global Citizenship day.  This including making delegate plaques and researching information about their country.  

They liaised with other member states and wrote a resolution speech. After speaking at our 'pretend' podium, all UN delegates voted.   Well done winning Malawi team!​

2017

Newton Class 5 pupils became delegates from eight worldwide countries to discover how United Nations work  and they held a model UN Global Citizenship day.  This including making delegate plaques and researching information about their country.  This year, Brazil, Finland, China, Iran, Iraq, Germany, Canada and Ethiopia were represented.

They liaised with other member states and wrote a resolution speech. After speaking at our 'pretend' podium, all UN delegates voted.   Well done winning Ethiopia team!

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