Global Learning London

Creative Communities – Every Child Cares

Community Cohesion project for school councils in Tower Hamlets

This project funded by Tower Hamlets aimed to develop community cohesion projects in primary and secondary schools and their communities across Tower Hamlets during the 2016/7 academic year. Free training for teachers and students enabled school councils to pursue projects that engaged communities through the lens of the UN’s ‘Global Goals’, taking action at a local level for issues that interest and motivated their students and school communities.

Students were trained as project leaders to lead and develop local community projects that engaged local communities using action research skills at their level.

This project contributed towards whole school development of:

  • SMSC
  • Global Learning at a local and a global level
  • Approaches to British Values and shared values
  • Pupil voice, student empowerment, citizenship
  • A purposeful and effective school council engaged in Community Cohesion projects that take us beyond fundraising from a charity mentality to one of social justice

This project is full for the current academic year but we are taking expressions of interest for the future. Please contact

This project is led by HEC Associate Manju Nair, with support from Lisa Taner.