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Global Citizens and Citizenship


“Education for global citizenship helps enable young people to develop the core competencies which allow them to actively engage with the world, and help to make it a more just and sustainable place.”





 What is global citizenship?

A global citizen is someone who is aware of and understands the wider world – and their place in it. They take an active role in their community and work with others to make our planet more peaceful, sustainable and fairer.


Global citizenship education

For Pinders Primary School, global citizenship is all about encouraging young people to develop the knowledge, skills and values they need to engage with the world.  And it's about the belief that we can all make a difference. At Pinders Primary School, we strongly believe in developing children as Global Citizens, who actively engage in activities to bring about positive social change.


Education for global citizenship isn't an additional subject – it's a framework for learning, reaching beyond school to the wider community. It can be promoted in class through the existing curriculum or through initiatives and activities.


Benefits of global citizenship

Global citizenship helps young people to:

  • Build their own understanding of world events.
  • Think about their values and what's important to them.
  • Take learning into the real world.
  • Challenge ignorance and intolerance.
  • Get involved in their local, national and global communities.
  • Develop a voice and their opinions.
  • See that they have power to act and influence the world around them.


This page has been dedicated to the various activities that take place within the school, in relation to this aspect of our ethos. Please check back regularly to see how the students are being educated about the rights of children and how they are supporting others to access their rights locally, nationally and globally.


Climate Change Group



Across school we have a group of children who advocate for the environment and raise awareness of climate change. These Global Citizens meet half termly to discuss issues faced in school and debate any solutions or changes we can make as a school to help combat the issue of climate change in the wider world. 


Our school group are part of a wider network of schools who meet to enact change at a local and wider, national level. 


To date, as a team, our Global Citizens have helped our school become a Plastic Clever School and have already conducted a whole school assembly to raise awareness for our cause, met with RENEWI to discuss recycling in the Wakefield District and conducted a litter pick to help keep our community tidy and combat plastic waste.