Global Neighbours Project
'Live in harmony with one another' Romans 12:16
At St Michael's Church School, we aim to teach our children about the wider world and about the injustices and inequalities children face. This project aims to look at global issues and equip our children to become courageous advocates for change.
We launched the project through Collective Worship, looking at the following themes each week: Water, Food, Climate Change, Refugees, Peace Makers, Weather, Global Families, Influential Leaders, Health and Medicine, Education, Wonderful World, Natural Resources and Life as a Child. We made connections between what we have and what others do not have, thinking about how this might affect the way people live and view things. We held an Enrichment Day when each year group chose one theme to focus on.
Below is some examples of the work from our Year 4 children. The theme was 'Refugees' and the children had to think about 5 things they value the most in their life and why.
The children also asked to make a video of the 10 things they would take with them if they had to leave home and not possibly ever return. Here Annalise explains her choices, and we think she has made some great choices.
Our Year 5 children focused on Influential Leaders. They learnt about our Young Royal Family, primarily HRH Prince William, Prince Harry and the Duchess of Cambridge Catherine's contribution to the UK and the world. The children found out these members of the Royal family play a massive part in developing understanding of Mental Wellbeing and Living Well. Our wonderfully, talented Year 5 pupils created this video all about Mental Health and what to do when they are struggling. This is a video starring our children and using their words.