Helen and Abbou, York residents sharing their experiences of barriers.
The GLP was launched in November 2013.
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.
Practical Action CPD training in November
2014 Fair Trade Conference
All Saints RC School Student Sophie Bradshaw
'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
***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.
**LAUNCH OF NEW GLOBAL LEARNING PROGRAMME**
Last week (19th November) 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
**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.
***PRACTICAL ACTION AND CGE YORK***
Practical Action offered free training with CGE York to teachers and other practitioners using their novative and well used STEM material and resources. The aim of the training demonstrated how global learning can be taught through the sciences.
**DATE FOR FAIR TRADE SCHOOL CONFERENCE-23rd JANUARY 2014**
Preparations are underway for our annual Fair Trade School Conference. This will take place on:
Thursday 23rd January 2014 from 4-6pm
Temple Hall, York St John University
Teachers and Pupils are warmly invited to our annual Fair Trade School Conference and 2014 Fair Trade School Awards. At this year's event there will be an opportunity to celebrate York's 10th year as a Fair Trade City, taste FT refreshments, participate in workshops and listen to a Fair Trade Retailers presentation. Refreshments are available from 3.30pm. To find out more please contact Mick on firstname.lastname@example.org or click to read the poster.
***VOLUNTEER STUDENT GAINS MEDIA A'LEVEL***
In August 2013, Sophie Bradshaw a student at All Saints RC School, York gained her Media A'Level. CGE were pleased to have been able to assist Sophie in her Media studies and provide diversity material and resources that she was able to utilise in her Media course work .In return Sophie has kindly worked at CGE using her photographic skills. Our congratulations and thanks go to her!
**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: email@example.com
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.