Global Learning London

Kindred spirits – Time to talk

Time to Talk captures the year-long journey of 21 schools in London and the East Midlands that teamed up to ask the question, ‘What are British Values?” From rural Derbyshire to urban London, what do these children have in common, and what is distinct about their lives?…

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The Heartstone Odyssey

‘The Heartstone Odyssey’ project follows out of the book which is centred on a female heroine, Chandra, and documents her quest to overcome intolerance, prejudice and racism in collaboration with her allies – the mice.

The project described here was for school children in Years 5,6 and 7.…

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This is My Dream

A creative writing link between children in Tower Hamlets and Syria

This is My Dream is the second year of our creative writing link with Syria. The project’s  vision is to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere in schools in London for new arrivals, as well as providing a platform for children in Syria to tell their story to an empathic audience.…

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Thinking Critically through Prevent

Thinking Critically through Prevent (Twilight) £75/delegate, £300/school

This twilight with a WRAP accredited trainer explores the Prevent Duty with criticality and integrity. Using a social justice model and exploring the history of Prevent, it considers how teachers can deliver their duty with care and consideration.…

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African Garden Days

African Garden Days

In collaboration with Send A Cow, HEC offers primary schools the chance to experience a fantastic hands-on day, combining classroom sessions with an outdoor challenge to create a global kitchen garden, or rose garden, within the school grounds.…

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Out of Place / Far from Here

A creative writing project between children in Tower Hamlets and Syria

Out of Place / Far from Here was a pilot project with a vision to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere in schools in London for new arrivals, as well as providing a platform for children in Syria to tell their story to an empathic audience.…

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Angel of Poplar

On 13 June, 1917, Upper North School (now Mayflower Primary School) was bombed. A centenary of the event was held on 15th June, to remember 18 children who lost their lives.

Over the past year, HEC Global Learning Centre has been working with schools in Poplar and beyond to think together about the causes of conflict, how we can live together and what constitutes constructive peace.…

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Creative Girls Link

A three day participatory theatre project for Muslim and Jewish girls, drawing inspiration from and critically engage with female figures from Islamic /Judaic scripture and tradition and considering their relevance to society today.

In collaboration with Three Faiths Forum and The Muju Crew, HEC delivered this pilot project linking Muslim and Jewish girls to exchange and create work together using creative tools.…

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Connecting Classrooms

Working in partnership with the British Council, HEC delivered the Connecting Classrooms schools CPD programme across London, training large numbers of teachers in effective and equitable global schools partnerships. Workshops covered first steps in linking, building effective partnerships, intercultural understanding and developing wider community participation.…

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Lines in the sand

Lines in the Sand was a DfID-funded arts and literacy project which HEC ran in partnership with Amnesty. It provided an opportunity for students to gain a greater understanding of global issues and some knowledge of the UN Millennium Development Goals.…

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Play on the Line

Play on the Line: All children have the right to play

Through local and global partnerships, the project aimed to explore and address issues of play from pre-school through to secondary, enabling individuals in five London boroughs to work together on personal, social and global issues to make a difference.…

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Spanish Voices

This 3-year project linked secondary students in Tower Hamlets to other students and communities in Spain, Guatemala and the Western Sahara refugee camps in Southern Algeria.

Through the use of English and Spanish the project provided the link through which pupils could learn about the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, sustainable development, enhance their language acquisition, develop an understanding of the relationship between North and South and contribute to a new resource for the Spanish modern language curriculum.…

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