Global Citizenship in a post-Brexit world
Britain is poised to leave the European Union, Donald Trump has become an official Presidential Candidate, and terrorist attacks reported with seemingly unending regularity: it has been a tumultuous summer.
It can seem hard to make sense of this world we live in and the rate with which events are unfolding. Now, more than ever, we need to provide an education for our young people which equips them to deal with the challenges and divisions that exist in today’s world. An education which teaches them the dangers of scapegoating and casual racism; an education which teaches the skills of political literacy; an education which promotes compassion and empathy; an education which empowers them to create a more positive future for all. Essentially an education shaped by a Global Citizenship approach.
Global Citizenship month
This September we will be celebrating a month of Global Citizenship in Scotland. Organised by IDEAS, it will feature a global education roadshow which will be touring the country from 10-23 September, a Parliamentary evening event at Holyrood on 15 September and the global bus will be at the Scottish Learning Festival at the SECC in Glasgow on 21-22 September. Hope to see you there!