FT Fortnight 2018: 26th February to 11th March
JZ and daughter Emily at Leeds West Indian carnival
Our Shared Future: Refugee Week June 2017
Lord Mayor Of Grimsby officially opens ther Orchard.
CGE to offer free Migration workshops
JZ at the premiere
Global Artist Shrikant
Madhu with Grove Road Pupils
JZ and Emily in Paris
Professor Paul Gready
One World Week in October
Our Bright Future: Fruit-full Community Project
Cherie Taylor Battiste
New North Yorkshire P4C project
2016 Yorkshire Schools Fair Trade Conference
CGE's Jenny Zobel
Free Book from RISC
What is your global footprint?
New York Community Global Artists Project
JZ, Emily and Theo: 'Sugar Cane Alley' at Leeds Film Festival
Global Goals for Sustainable Development
Oxfam Global Citizenship Guides
JZ in Martinique
ANNAPURNA INDIAN DANCE
Next Door But One(NDB1)
YREN and YUMI York
Volunteer MA Japanese Student Mio
MA student James Bridgewater
Dr Andrew Peterson
New Global Learning CPDs
Yorkshire Schools presented with Fair Trade Awards
Community Groups were presented their Mandala panels by the Lord Mayor of York
GTA award presentation to teachers on the 12th March 2015
Hannah Flint from International Justice Mission
CGE Human Right Resources in Amnesty Charity Shop York
Participants proudly produce their own Mandalas!
BIHR 2014 Tour -York
Participants sharing their stories at the 50+ Festival Playback Theare Event on 5th October
Mandala Art Project
York is a Fairtrade City
30 FREE COMMUNITY CONNECTOR ACTIVITIES
Volunteers, Yuki and Abbou sharing Community Connectors
BME participants involved in the Hidden Stories of York Project
Fair Trade Stall in Parliament Street
Young African Singers and Dancers performing at the International Festival 2014
York St John Linguistic Students raise money for Sport Relief.
Realising Rights to deliver training to teachers in June 2014.
Kathryn, Mariela and JZ from CGE York welcome Aimeth in the Guildhall, York.
The GLP was launched in November 2013.
BME residents of York meet York Digntaries
Go Bananas Resource ONLY £3.00!!
Contemporary Slavery Teachers' Resource
Carlton Primary School Pupils and Teachers
Cawood CE Primary pupils receive their Yorkshire Fair Trade Award from the Lord Mayor of York
Tom Haygarth(Fulford School) receives his prize from Juliana Mensah
Yorkshire Teachers receive their GTA certificates from the Lord Mayor of York
Oxfams 'Teach a Teacher' Initiative
Helen and Abbou, York residents sharing their experiences of barriers.
Professor Max Farrar
Carr Infant teachers receive their York School Global Award. (More photos on our events page).
Dr Rachel Wicaksono
NDB1's tabloids of feeling an 'Inbetweener' and the 'Compassion' of Community.
'Just Eat It!'- Actionaid Resource.
'Next Door But One'( NDB1)
Larry Rottmeyer PhD
Executive Director of The Summit, Ambassador Enterprises
Fair Trade Poster
Front Cover of the Ethical Trading Guidance
York Fair Trade Forum Celebrate York's Fair Trade City Status
** Yorkshire School's Fairtrade Conference 2018**
Come along and celebrate the Fairtrade work done by schools and retailers alike. Schools can enter the Fair Trade 2018 Award by completing the following entry form. Awards will be presented by the Lord Mayor of York. To see an outline of the event, please read the flier. Activities will include talks, trail, workshops and award presentations.
Venue: The Chapel, York St John University
Date: Monday the 19th March 2018 ( 4 to 6 pm)
This event is organised by:
Centre for Global Education York, York Fair Trade Forum and York St. John University
Bookings taken by Rosina via firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
** CGE CONTINUE MIGRATION THEME AT LEEDS WEST INDIAN CARNIVAL -AUGUST 2017**
JZ was present with family and friends at this year's Carnival. Aptly the the troupe's theme she was part of had the theme : 'WE ARE ALL MIGRANTS!'.
From very humble beginnings in 1967, the carnival was established as an antidote to the yearning for the Caribbean culture and heritage of a group of West Indian students in Leeds. 2017 marked the 50th anniversary of the Leeds West Indian Carnival.
**MIGRATION PROJECT UPDATE-CHECK OUT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE**
Rosina and JZ have been exceptionally busy on behalf of CGE, delivering Migration workshops to over 700 pupils and 50 teachers. In addition to this they have been running workshops capturing migrant's stories. These have begun to be posted on our Facebook page but also on our website ( see Projects). More details of the information found will be published over the summer. Reports will be sent to the funders of the project, Scurrah wainwright and Awards4All.
**REFUGEE WEEK IN YORK: NUMEROUS EVENTS PLANNED**
There are numerous events planned in York during Refugee Week in June including talks, photographic exhibitions, art competitions and many more. The events are recorded on the flier (click to reveal). These events in York are part of a national event aimed at raising awareness of the lives of
**CONGRATULATIONS: YORK BECOMES THE UK'S FIRST HUMAN RIGHTS CITY**
On 24 April 2017, the Right Honourable, the Lord Mayor of York, Councillor Dave Taylor, will declare York to be the UK's first Human Rights City.
**GRIMSBY YMCA ORCHARD CELEBRATION**
On Saturday the 18th March, Rosina from CGE was delighted to be part of the opening of the Orchard, soft fruit and allotment area that has been created as part of their involvement in the Fruitful Community Project.
CGE TO RAISE AWARENESS OF 2017 REFUGEE WEEK(June 19-25)
CGE is delighted to share the news of a new funded project by Awards4All and Scurrah Wainwright Trust. The project will enable CGE to work closely with schools and community groups to deliver Migration Workshops that challenge and educate participants. The workshops explore language and the push and pull reasons associated with migration together with an opportunity to listen first hand to a migrants story. CGE is aiming to use the project and workshops to raise awareness of Refugee Week and its aims as well as supporting the City of York's Sanctuary status and drive towards becoming a Human Right's City. Interested groups should contact Rosina (firstname.lastname@example.org)
**CINAGE FILM PREMIERE LEEDS**
Jenny Zobel's short film 'Papiyon Volé (fly, butterfly) which premiered today at the Hyde Park Picture House was a big success! The Cinage over 60s film project run by Leeds Beckett University helped 4 script writers create beautiful, funny and moving films dealing with heritage, ageing and politics. What a treat! More pictures can be foudn on our Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/yorkcge
**CGE MEMBERSHIP OFFER: 5 FREE GLOBAL ARTIST SCHOOL WORKSHOPS**
CGE is delighted to offer 5 schools the opportunity to have delivered by a skilled global artist, a full day which can be divided into different class groups. The usual cost for this service would be in excess of £500 plus travel. We are looking for 5 schools in the Harrogate or York area who are not presently members of CGE York. If you would like to support our work and access this fabulous offer, all that you needd to do is to become a CGE member ( membership fee of £25 for schools with pupils below 250 or £50 if above) , cover the travel costs of the artist and complete an evaluation form.
This month (November), Madhu has been supporting CGE with workshops in school. She carefully shares her story of forcibly leaving Uganda to enable pupils to understand the difficulties experienced by others who likewise have had to leave their homes. In 2016 there are nearly 65 million people in the world who have a story to share like Madhu's. As ever, Madhu's story leaves pupils hanging on the egde of their seats, with her leaving the school with a lot more friends than she came with. Thank you Madhu for having the courage to share your story as a means of helping others!
**JOSEPH ZOBEL IN PARIS 1946-47**
JZ and her daughter Doctor Emily Zobel Marshall were thrilled to be invited to travel to Paris to deliver a lecture on Martinique writer Joseph Zobel, JZ's father. The lecture shared details of Joseph's experiences in Paris as a budding writer shortly after the war. JZ and Emily gathered the information from letters written by Joseph to JZ's mother Enny who had remained in Martinique at the time. The lecture was very well received at The Ecole Normale Superieure and will be published shortly.
**GO YORK LECTURE BY PROFESSOR PAUL GREADY**
CGE were delighted that Professor Paul Gready, Director of the Centre for Applied Human Rights at the University fo York, agreed to deliver the Go York Lecture Talk on the 20th October 2016. The talk was titled 'York as the UK’s First Human Rights City: Championing Social Justice or Indulgent Hot Air?' and enabled listeners to envisage and be inspired by a vision of the city of York becoming the UK’s first human rights city. Paul strongly advocated the need for any policy to be more than indulgent hot air and shared key city agreed human right priorities that could be used as indicators to demonstrate impact. CGE look forward to working with Paul and the Centre for Applied Human Rights in the future.
**MULTICULTURAL CONVERSATION CAFE IN YORK**
We thought you might be interested in the first meeting of YUMI’s Multicultural Conversation Cafe at York Explore on Saturday, October 1st at 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM. Come along to meet and chat with people from different cultures in a friendly and relaxed environment.
The gathering will be held in the Garden Room at York Explore and refreshments will be available to buy from the Café. Please get in touch for more details (email@example.com) or look at YUMI’s Facebook group: YUMI York Unifying Multicultural Initiative
**ONE WORLD WEEK EVENT IN YORK**
Come and celebrate 'One World Week by joining in an International Shared Meal
**NEW PARTNERSHIPS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO YOUNG PEOPLE'S LIVES**
A new project called ' Fruit-full Communities' will work with young people living in YMCAs to support them as they create orchards that will be part of their local community. This project is one of 31 projects across the UK that are part of Our Bright Future (an organisation that 'is helping young people step up and take what is rightfully theirs: a healthy planet, a thriving economy, a brighter future'). CGE will work with Learning through Landscapes and International Tree Foundation to transform lives and the environment.
**GLOBAL ARTIST CHERIE TAYLOR BATTISTE WINS POETRY COMPETITION!*
CGE were thrilled to hear of Cherie's recent success. Her poem ' He Remains' has been selected amongsts hundreds to be part of an anthology of poems that celebrate the life of David Oluwale( a Nigerian migrant in Leeds).
**VISIT BY KUMIKO FROM UTSUNOMIYA UNIVERSITY**On the 21st April 2016, Kumiko returned to CGE York to visit and find out about recent changes to Global Citizenship and Learning in the UK. Based in London she has been visiting Universities and NGO's to learn about UK practice in order to return home and share this with schools and after school clubs.CGE were delighted to have shared time with Kumiko and hoped that information shared by Rosina would be beneficial to her and others.
**NEW NORTH YORKSHIRE P4C PROJECT**
Sapere the charity behind P4C have been granted a £50000 grant by the Peter Sowerby Trust. The project will focus on rural schools within North Yorkshire. P4C is an approach to teaching and learning that drives better thinking, communication and collaboration. It is built on three principles:
There is strong evidence that P4C reaps remarkable results for all pupils but in particular disadvantaged.(Click to read a study) The project aims to provide North Yorkshire schools with benefits that range from better communication to more independent thinking and learning. We are presently looking for 15 schools , ideally 3 secondary schools with 12 feeder primaries. More details of how you and your school can join the project can be obtain from the attached flier or contacting Rosina (firstname.lastname@example.org)
**2016 YORKSHIRE SCHOOLS FAIR TRADE CONFERENCE**
On the 22nd March 2016 in the Chapel of York St John University the annual Yorkshire Schools Fairtrade Conference. This saw even more schools gain awards in recognition of their Fair Trade work. Workshops were delivered by CGE's Rosina and JZ, Professor Bob Doherty and Sophie Bebb from Fairandfunky to over 140 delegates and pupils. Wonderful yummy cakes and biscuits were provided by volunteers from York Fair Trade Forum and eaten by one and all. The Lord Mayor of York, Sonja Crisp did a sterling job presenting three rounds of awards to various schools and teachers. Talks were presented by Liz Roodhouse (Craven DEC) , Cawood CE Priamry pupils and the Brownies of York.
A BIG THANK YOU GOES OUT TO EVERYBODY INVOLVED!
More details and photos can be found on CGE's Facebook page.
**YORK'S INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S FESTIVAL: MARCH 2016**
'Have You Been in This Country Long?'
**FREE BOOK: How do you know it is working( Book 2)? by RISC**
This innovative new resource builds on the success of RISC’s bestselling toolkit “How do we know it’s working? – measuring attitudinal change in global citizenship”
The toolkit supports teachers in finding out what pupils think about global and local issues and provides tools for measuring the impact of their teaching....
**NEW YEARS RESOLUTION: REDUCING YOUR GLOBAL FOOTPRINT?**
Looking for a useful global New Year Resolution? If you are, then why not consider reducing your global footprint? Firstly findout what your own global footprint by going to the WWF global footprint calculator . The website also provides top tips to reduce this and your impact on the climate. Do also check out the '17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development'.
**YORK COMMUNITY GLOBAL ARTIST PROJECT**
The Centre for Global Education York are delighted to be able to offer local schools and community groups the opportunity to participate in an exciting new project:’ York Community Global Artists’.
**Sugar Cane Alley’ – A Caribbean Classic comes to Leeds**
This award- winning film from Martinique was screened on the 14th of November at Leeds Townhall, as part of the Leeds International Film Festival which theme this year is: Being Human.Directed by Euzhan Palcy, this is an adaptation Joseph Zobel’s prize-winning novel about his childhood on a sugar cane plantation in Martinique in the 1930s.The film was introduced by Joseph’s Zobel daughter Jenny(JZ) and grand-daughter Emily and was enthusiastically received by a packed multi-ethnic Leeds audience. It was followed by an animated Q&A session which explored many aspects of the making of the film and Zobel’s life and legacy, while touching on global themes such as freedom, education and the power of the human spirit..
**THE GLOBAL GOALS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT**
On September 25th 2015, 193 world leaders will commit to 17 Global Goals to achieve 3 extraordinary things in the next 15 years: End extreme poverty. Fight inequality & injustice. Fix climate change. The Global Goals for sustainable development could get these things done. In all countries. For all people.
If the goals are going to work, everyone needs to know about them. You can’t fight for your rights if you don’t know what they are. You can’t convince world leaders to do what needs to be done if you don’t know what you’re convincing them to do. If the goals are famous, they won’t be forgotten. To play your part and help share the goals with 7 billion people in 7 days, watch and forward the link to the 'No point in going half way':
**NEW OXFAM: GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP GUIDES**
Aimed at teachers in all subjects, and across all age groups, Oxfam have recently updated and revamped their global citizenship guides to introduce the key elements of Oxfam's Curriculum for Global Citizenship, as well as providing case studies outlining best practice in the classroom, activities that can be adapted for use in many curriculum areas, and resources for further reading. They have also provided guidance for English and Maths teachers to share how global learngin can take place within these curriculum areas. Go to our Publication page to download.
**PLASTIC BOTTLE GREENHOUSE PROJECT**
Moray Education Council with REAP have shared plans of how to build a wonderful greenhouse using old plastic bottles. This is a great way to recycle over 1500 plastic bottles, build team work skills and end up with a wonderful greenhouse to grow your plants. Details of the plans can be found here. Thank you REAP and happy building!
***'Education is the key that opens the second door to our freedom’ **
Our CGE colleague, JZ, has recently returned from Martinique, the French Caribbean island where she was born. She was taking part in celebrations marking the centenary of her father’s birth. Joseph Zobel is a renowned Caribbean novelist and poet who wrote about the lives and struggles of his island’s poorest. His most famous novel, ‘Black Shack Alley’, was made into a prize-winning film and has become a Caribbean classic. To read more please click here for JZ's full report.
** FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY FOR TWO YORK SCHOOLS**
ANNAPURNA INDIAN DANCE delivered two wonderful workshops called 'The Unknown becomes Known' to two schools in the Selby area. The workshop told the moving story of the of soldiers from the undivided India, who fought for Britain in World War I. Shantha from the company is hopeful that more schools will experience this Heritage Lottery funded workshop, that shares through storty and dance the impact and countries that were engaged during World War One.
**ASPIRING GLOBAL ARTISTS REQUIRED**
CGE have been successful in obtaining some funding from Comic Relief for a new Community Based Project that will aim to train and support aspiring Global Artists to shared their cultural talents with community groups in the City of York.CGE is in the process of applying for more funding to launch the project in January 2016. If you are an interested artist please contact Rosina via email@example.com
**NEW KS3/4 HUMAN RIGHTS WORKSHOP**
We are delighted to say that one of our well established partners, NDB1 have created a Human Rights forum theatre workshop, called 'Breaks and Ladders: Thinking through Human Rights' to KS3(+) groups. We have 2 places available for a subsidized workshop at only £100 for two schools. You can book a place by contacting Rosina via firstname.lastname@example.org
**YUMI and YREN YORK**
There are a number of organizations in York that work firsthand at building better understanding between diverse groups within the city. Two such groups are YREN and YUMI. Please click their names to be directed to their websites to find how they might support you and your work.
**INTERNATIONAL RECIPES NEEDED BY YREN**
If you have a favourite international recipe that you woudl like to share with others, YREN are putting together a recipe book. Recipes can be sent by email to: email@example.com or by post to YREN, 20 Falsgrave Crescent, York YO30 7AZ
**FIND CGE ON FACEBOOK**
CGE have joined Facebook! This gives teachers, students and other global educators the opportunity to follow us and keep upto date on our events and activities. Please click to go to our page: https://www.facebook.com/yorkcge
CGE would like to thank Mio, an international MA (Global and International Citizenship Education )student, presently studying at the University of York. Over a number of months Mio has kindly given her time to carry out a number of voluntary roles for us. Our presence on Facebook can be attributed to her hard work and for this we are very grateful.
THANK YOU- ありがとう
**CGE SUPPORT RESEARCH INTO APPLIED HUMAN RIGHTS**
CGE are delighted to have supported James Bridgewater a student at the University of York, with his MA research into 'Enabling a human rights education that is through, for and about human rights: The role of NGOs in informing a holistic human rights education in schools'. We shall look forward to reading his findings!
**CGE YORK SUPPORTS RESEARCH IN CITIZENSHIP**
On the 13th July Rosina from CGE York met Dr Andrew Peterson from the University of South Australia, to support his research in citizenship. The research involves a comparative study between NGO's in the UK and Australia who are involved in citizenship education. CGE were pleased to be able to participate in this piece of research and look forward to reading his findings. Andrew is a Senior Lecturer in History and Civic Education and presently is Handling Editor of the journal Citizenship Teaching and Learning. He also manages the website of the international CitizED network (www.citized.info).
**2015 NEW GLOBAL LEARNING CPDs**
CGE in partnership with Cheshire DEC, Liverpool World Centre and Craven DEC are creating new CPDs to support schools with their global learning.The new CPDs will cover global topics such as British Values and provide critical thinking methodologies that enable pupils to reflect on complex global issues. Please refer to our courses page on our website for more details.
**EXCITING FAIR TRADE EVENT AT YSJ**
On the 12th March in YSJ Chapel the 4th Annual Yorkshire Fair Trade Conference took place with 160 participants in attendance. It was a fantastic event where Awards were presented by the Lord Mayor Councillor Ian Gillies to 5 schools (who were awarded the 2015 Fair Trade School Award), 8 teachers (who gained their Level 1 Global Teacher Award) and 7 community groups (who received their Mandala panels).The event also celebrated everything' Fairtrade' and enabled schools, FT suppliers and supporters to share all the fantastic work that is taking place within Yorkshire. A great talk was given by Joanne of Aztec Arts, who shared her personal experience of meeting and supporting communities from around the world by selling their goods through Fair Trade. Hannah Flint from International Justice Mission also delivered a well received workshop on Modern day Slavery and shared how Fair Trade plays a part in addressing this issue. A workshop was also delivered to pupils on Ghananian Adinkra symbols and Mandalas with the aim of generating a Fair Trade Mandala panel.
A BIG THANK you goes out to York St John University, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Community York, Centre fro Global Education York and York Fair Trade Forum, workshop facilitators and Fair Trade retailers for all their hardwork and contributions small and large in making the event 'the best ever!'
**MODERN DAY SLAVERY: GO YORK EVENT AT YORK ST JOHN UNIVERSITY **
CGE York are privileged to have Hannah Flint the Regional Development Executive for International Justice Mission (IJM) UK deliver a talk on their behalf called 'Modern Day Slavery'. IJM is a global organisation that protects people who live in poverty from violence, including forced labour slavery and sex trafficking. Hannah will present a global overview of modern day slavery and specific examples of how IJM's collaborative casework model is bringing lasting, positive change for millions of people. Tickets for this Go York Event can be made through the YSJ website: http://www.yorksj.ac.uk/news---events/news---events-home/events/go-york-events.aspx
**CGE'S HUMAN RIGHT RESOURCES**
CGE recently were pleased to be able to support Amnesty's Charity Shop in York with a number of Human Right resources, both on loan and for sale. For more information regarding our resourses please contact Rosina firstname.lastname@example.org
**MANDALA COMMUNITY PROJECT WELL ON ITS WAY!**
CGE's Mandala project is making good progress with 5 community groups having completed their own Mandalas. These are now with the professional machinist to be sewn into panels. Community mottoes from the groups have been collected and include such poignant sayings as' Because we care we are a FAMILY!' and ' ' Being the same is not everything.' and ' All welcome HERE!' and 'It only takes 1 or 2 people to make a community!' The project will end with a celebratory event in March 2015 where the panels will be available for viewing.
***British Institute for Human Rights UK Tour 2014***
On the 4th November the BIHR came to York as part of their annual UK tour. CGE were represented by JZ and Rosina, who were pleased to be able to meet numerous individuals and organizations with an interest or remit in human rights. The day was planned with numerous opportunities to gain a greater understanding about Human Rights,discuss issues, listen to case studies and explore how to move the HR agenda forward. CGE is grateful to BIHR and the University of York Applied HR Department for organizing the event!
**50+ FESTIVAL PLAYBACK THEATRE EVENT ON 5TH OCTOBER**
On the 5th October another thought provoking Playback Theatre event called ' Read my Book not my Cover' took place. The event was sponsored by York St John Universit(YSJ), Community York and JRF and allowed issues linked to discrimination to be explored. NDB1 the theatre company once again performed stories sensitively and with great respect to the story tellers. CGE York looks with great enthusiasm to the future when they can work with them again!.
**MANDALA COMMUNITY ARTS PROJECT:6 COMMUNITY GROUPS INVOLVED**
JZ and Rosina are delighted to welcome 7 community groups to their Mandala Project. The project is funded by JRF and Community York respectfully and will culminate in the production of fabric panels that each group can keep for permanent display.
**YORK CITY'S DRIVE TOWARDS HEALTH AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT INCLUDES FAIRTRADE**
Kathryn Tissiman, CGE Chair of Directors and Chair of the Steering Group of the York Fair Trade Forum recently spoke to the City of York Council supporting a report before the Cabinet for Health and Community Engagement. The report advised members regarding the recent progress made under the York Fairtrade City Initiative and supported the development of a plan of action to consider the next steps, as renewal is due November 2014. York has been a Fairtrade City since 2004 . The paper, which was passed by the committee , listed ways that the City Council and the York Fair Trade Forum could work to raise the profile of Fairtrade in the city. To read more click here.
**AWARDS4ALL COMMUNITY CONNECTORS PROJECT-30 FREE ACTIVITIES AVAILABLE NOW**
Rosina and JZ have sent 200 complimentary CDs with the Community Connector Activities out to community groups in and around the York area. 100 lucky groups also received addiitonal citizenship resources as part of the funding provided by Awards4All. Other groups may access the activities from CGE's Project website page.
**PROJECT OUTCOMES AVAILABLE: THE HIDDEN STORIES OF YORK**
Rosina and JZ are delighted in the success of their recent project, 'The Hidden Stories of York'. The project was funded by Joseph Rowntree Foundation(JRF), Two Ridings Community Foundation (Comic Relief), Community York, Centre for Global Education York (CGE) and York St John University. They thank all the funders and everybody that contributed to the project. Details of the positive outcomes are now available from the website Click here to read more. and through a report generated by Community York
**CGE SUPPORT WORLD FAIR TRADE DAY**
To celebrate all things ethnic and interesting, the York’s Fair Trade Market as part of World Fair Trade Day, took place on Saturday, May 10 from. The event enabled York shoppers to purchase a range of items from food to clothes to jewellery. The market helped to celebrate everything that is good about world trade and showed how there are people out there making the world a better place. CGE were delighted to have supported the event with a stall that shared Fair Trade and Community Connector activities funded by Awards4All.
**YORK: A CELEBRATION OF FAITH AND CULTURE**
On Saturday the 26th April in Parliament Street York, the ' Festival of Faith and Culture' took place. There were numerous performances and stalls, including one from CGE( that showcased our 'Community Connector' activities funded by a grant from Awards4All). It was a fabulous event, where different faiths and cultures were given an opportunity to celebrate all that is good despite differences.
**SPORTS RELIEF:MANY THANKS TO YORK ST JOHN LINGUISTIC STUDENTS**
On Friday the 21st of March, an enthusiastic group of students from YSJ's Linguistic Department took part in a Dodgeball competition to raise money for Sports Relief. The event took place in recognition of a CGE project ('Hidden Stories of York') that gained funding from Comic Relief, JRF and Community York.The project has provided numerous opportunities for students and staff alike, to acquire a deeper understanding about the lives of minority language speakers in York.
The event was a great success, with £114 being raised in 2.5 hours. CGE York are extremely grateful for the money raised for Sport Relief, as it will help to fund much needed projects in the UK and overseas. Well done to everyone involved and we hope it didn't take too long for stiff limbs to return to normal!
**REALISING RIGHTS TO DELIVER A HUMAN RIGHTS CPD**
In June, CGE York together with Realising Rights, will deliver a CPD to teachers that will enable them to use Human Rights as a framework to underpin what's taught and how it's taught in a school. This approach draws upon the skills and values schools will wish to develop among their pupils. To book a place please contact Mick, email@example.com and for more details click here.
**CONGRATULATIONS TO YORK,10 YEARS A FAIR TRADE CITY!**
CGE members were delighted to be able to play a part in the York 10th Fair Trade City Anniversary Celebrations.On the 8th March, York Fair Trade(FT) Forum welcomed Aimeth, a Columbian banana grower to their city. During the day a number FT activities took place, culminating in an evening celebration that began in the Mansion House and ended in the Guildhall. This significant anniversary was recognized by talks from York dignitaries (Lord Mayor (Julie Gunnell) and Hugh Bailey MP) and Aimeth. Aimeth's presence and talk added to the occasion, allowing stalwart campaigners the opportunity to hear firsthand how their efforts supported banana growers like herself.CGE would like to send our congratulations to the city of York and to all Fair Trade supporters and campaigners involved!
**LAUNCH OF NEW GLOBAL LEARNING PROGRAMME**
Last week (19th November 2013) the Government launched its latest education programme called the GLP (Global Learning Programme,) for schools in England. The programme runs alongside the new National Curriculum and gives additional support and funding to schools who want to embed global learning into their curriculum/ethos/SMSC. The programme provides KS2 and KS3 schools with additonal support from a local lead school and £500's of e-credits. Presently there are two lead schools in North Yorkshire, Richmond and Thirsk Schools, with more being recruited. If you are interested in the GLP your school can register and complete an online audit via: http://globaldimension.org.uk/glp/registration
** 'COMMUNITY YORK' fund a successful celebratory event!**
On the 15th February at York St John University a celebratory event took place to show case a number of 'Hidden Stories' from BME residents of York. Using Playback Theatre Company NDB1, the stories revealed issues that people can face, together with the support that they can likewise access. Refreshments after the event gave everyone an opportunity to share and reflect on what 'makes a community'.CGE are grateful to 'Community York' for their generous funding of this event and their project.
**Global Education Resources at BARGAIN prices! **
CGE York have a limited number of resources for sale to support schools with their global learning. Please click to find out what resources are available.
**Ethical trading resources: useful for anyone working in education, with community groups etc. Buy now whilst stocks last!!**
Available from Professor Gary Craig, 4 Beechfield, Newton on Ouse, York YO30 2DJ. Please send cheque payable to York Workshops. Prices include postage & packing.
Contemporary Slavery Teachers’ Resource: A detailed sixty page booklet for teachers of primary, secondary schools outlining types of modern slavery, useful organisations, resources and lesson plans. £8 each or £20 for 3.
Suah: a beautifully illustrated story book for 9+ children showing how a young boy is trafficked into slavery in the cocoa fields of West Africa. £6 each or £15 for 3.
Yorkshire and Humberside Success: a fold up A3 multicoloured poster illustrating the work of eight ethical trading companies in the region.£1 each or £3 for 4.
** YORKSHIRE FAIR TRADE SCHOOL CONFERENCE AND AWARDS 2014**
On the the 23rd January 2014, CGE York together with York Fair Trade Forum, The Cooperative York and York St John University were delighted to host another highly successful Conference.The event was given more significance by the encouraging welcome given by Sue Reece(YSJ Pro Vice Chancellor) together with the presence of Fair Trade Retailers, presentations by Schools (Bootham School, Carlton Primary and Cawood CE Primary) and numerous awards presented by the Lord Mayor of York, Julie Gunnell and the Sheriff of York, Brian Watson. One of the award presentations included 8 schools. who gained the Yorkshire School Fair Trade Award. They did this by demonstrating their hard work and continued committment to Fair Trade within their schools. All Conference participants left enthusiatically and motivated to participate in this year's Fair Trade Fortnight 2014 (24th February to the 9th March). Click to read more.
**FAIR TRADE CHOCOLATE FACTORY STORY PRIZE**
CGE York were delighted to witness Tom Haygarth from Fulford School, receive his overall winning prize for his story 'Behind the Bars' at the Fair Trade School Conference. The prize came from a competition organized by the Centre for Applied Human Rights at the University of York. All winning stories were published(Stairwell Publisher) into a book titled 'Chocolate Factory' and endorsed by Amnesty International.
**MORE YORKSHIRE TEACHERS GAIN THEIR GLOBAL TEACHERS AWARD**
At the Fair Trade School Conference in January 2014. Liz Roodhouse and Rosina Gilboy(GTA accredited trainers) were thrilled to see 10 of their trained teachers receive their certificates from the Lord Mayor of York, Julie Gunnell. To date, approximately 140 teachers in England have gained their level 1 award, with nearly 40 of them coming from training received in York. For more information on the GTA and future courses please click here.
**CGE YORK SUPPORT LOCAL COMMUNITY GROUPS AND A GLOBAL INITIATIVE**
CGE York ended 2013 by taking the opportunity of supporting three local York community groups: YUMI, Door84 and 50+ York Forum through their partnership project work with NDB1. In addition to this we have also globally supported 3 teachers through Oxfam's' Teach a Teacher' initiative.
***WE'RE CLOSER THAN YOU THINK! -COMMUNITY PLAYBACK THEATRE EVENT***
On the16th and 17th November at York St John University, two workshops took place to explore 'BARRIERS'. Those who attended courageously shared some of their personal experiences and the challenges presented to them from barriers.The barriers shared were linked to age, cultural differences, being a female/male,different religious beliefs, favoritism and sexual orientation. Both participants and the audience graciously discussed ways of overcoming barriers. These included: asking questions and help from neighbours and work colleagues, sharing their problems with others, using their children to befriend neighbours and divided families and being open to compromise. Each workshop ended with a positive tabloid that demonstrated that despite differences and difficulties we are 'all closer than we think!' Click to read the poster.
This Community Arts Event was sponsored by Community York, CGE York and York St John University.
**PROFESSOR MAX FARRAR DELIVERS THE BLACK HISTORY MONTH-GO YORK GUEST LECTURE**
On the 17th October 2013 CGE York and York St John University were delighted to invite and host Professor Max Farrar in his delivery of a thought provoking lecture titled, 'THE GLOBAL IS IN THE LOCAL'. The content explored learning from experience and negotiating diversity in multicultural Britain. From years of research and firsthand experience Max provided a number of conclusions, including the need for negotiation rather than communication to exist between different cultural communities. He stressed that any successful negotiation required everyone to 'walk the walk' as opposed to meerly 'talking the talk'. More information about Professor Max's work can be found at http://www.maxfarrar.org.uk/
***3 YORK SCHOOLS ARE AWARDED CGE's YORK SCHOOL GLOBAL AWARD ****
Following the Black History Lecture on the 17th October a presentation took place to mark the 20th Partnership Anniversay between CGE York and York St John University. To mark this significant occasion CGE created a 'York Global School Award' to recognize the global work and committment demonstrated by schools. On the night the Chair Director of CGE York, Kathryn Tissiman along with all CGE members were delighted to see Carr Infants, Bootham School and The Mount School receive their awards. Congratulations to all of them!
***YORK ST JOHN UNIVERSITY LINGUISTIC DEPARTMENT AND CGE YORK***
Dr Rachel Wicaksono , Head of the Centre for Language and Linguistics and some of her students are working with Rosina and JZ, utilising their transcription skills to provide hard copies of collated stories that are part of a Community Project funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and Two Ridings Community Fund(Comic Relief).CGE are very grateful to all the students involved and for all their hardwork! It is hoped that these transcribed stories will be available to share with the York Community through this website.
***OCTOBER 2013 COMMUNITY ARTS EVENT***
On the 6th October CGE York along with NDB1, a Community Arts Company provided a creative and open forum that explored shared values held by those in attendance. It was very evident that York has a strange way of becoming a much loved 'home' both by those who were born there and by others who have come from different places in the world. New comers can feel like an 'INBETWEENER' in the sense that they soon become torn between their first home and York. At the same time many York residents provide the much needed compassion that allows new comers to feel welcome, safe and 'home from home'!
Please look at our other forthcoming Community Arts events in November (16th, 17th and 30th) detailed below.
**NEW RESOURCES IN CGE**
CGE are continually updating their resource centre. We have recently received 3 new resources that can be loaned out to schools and colleges.
1. 10 Forgotten Challenge(teaching about Landmines)by Handicap International
2. Just Eat It!-a resource investigating hunger and food sustainability by Actionaid
3.Amnesty International's Voices Protest Song Pack
***CGE to work in partnership with 'Next Door But One'**
CGE are delighted to be working with 'Next Door But One'(click here for more information)a community collective who have a passion for the art of sharing. They will be supporting Rosina and JZ at forthcoming key events that will be sponsored by Joseph Rowntree Foundation(JFR), Two Ridings Community Foundation(Comic Relief) and Community York respectfully. Dates and events to follow shortly
**CGE York hosts The Summit (Ambassador Enteprises USA)**
On the 12th July CGE York were delighted to be able to welcome a group of touring teachers and academics from different parts of the USA. They were given a guided tour of York St John University together with a' Critical Thinking Workshop' by Rosina and JZ. Those in attendance were introduced to P4C and challenged to think about the world and the role of education within it. Graham Taylor a retired Director of Children Services for Sefton LA answered questions to allow a comparison between the UK and USA education system.
FAIR TRADE FOUNDATION GRANT AWARDED TO CGE YORK
CGE York has been successful in being awarded a grant from the Fair Trade Foundation to support schools working towards Fair Trade School Status.We are presently seeking a number of school clusters interested in FREE training. Please contact Rosina for more details: firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW****FREE ETHICAL PURCHASING GUIDANCE FOR SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES***NEW
The Centre for Global Education YORK (CGE) together with The Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation (W.I.S.E.) have researched and developed an important guidance document that will assist schools and colleges with 'Ethical Purchasing'.
The purpose of the guidance is to support and encourage a school to adopt a consistent and ethical approach to its purchasing and consumerism practices.Government guidance has a strong focus on ‘Environmental Sustainability’ but negligible advice on ‘Ethical Trading and Consumerism’. Absence of this reduces a school’s ability to be able to reflect in practice core moral principles that affirm a school’s ethos and their pupils’ values. This document addresses this shortfall within a compromising climate of a national ethical food controversy (Horsemeat scandal-January 2013)), global manufacturing tragedies (Bangladesh Factory Disaster-April 2013), limited Government standards monitoring and financial restraints. It is important that schools and their pupils know that ‘Trade and Consumerism’ is a complex chain that can so easily be exploited but remains everybody’s responsibility both corporate and individual. We commend this guidance to you and your school.Click to download a free copy
FAIR TRADE SUPPORT FOR SCHOOLS
CGE work alongside a number of partnership organizations that work towards addressing social justice through Fair Trade. CGE welcome the opportunity to direct readers and schools to these organizations(Click on name to visit their website and find out more details):
1. Fairer World -they are a dedicated Fair Trade shop selling foods, crafts, cards and clothing, promoting sustainable living. Schools can use their services for produce and for supply a school's fair trade shop. They welcome orders by email and offer free delivery.
2. Shared Earth York - their Mission is quite simply: "To improve the livelihoods of disadvantaged people in developing countries, benefiting local community projects and keeping alive traditional skills that would otherwise be lost."
3. Kigali Crafts York -trading in goods from Rwanda.
4. York Fair Trade Forum -works towards maintaining York City's Fair Trade Status. It holds various events through the year to raise awareness of the importance of Fair Trade.
5. Incallajta, Shambles- Incalljta means land of the Incas in Quechua, the language spoken by the Incas. It is a fair trade shop run by Florinda Apaza Henderson.