Global Learning London

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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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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African Garden Days

A Send A Cow project

A project combining fun classroom sessions with the great teamwork challenge of building a keyhole garden, leaving you with an ongoing global learning resource for years to come.

Designed for Key Stage 2-3, the day includes an assembly, classroom sessions, intensive group work building the garden, a plenary session, followed by feedback with teachers.…

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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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