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News

We are recruiting!

June 2017


Fundraising and Communications Officer(s) (2 x 0.5fte)
CDEC is a small, friendly team of passionate, thoughtful and dedicated people. Our vision is for Cumbria to be characterised by people and organisations in all parts of our communities who actively work together … Read more »

Open call for Evaluation Consultants

March 2016


Calling all monitoring and evaluation experts!  The EU funded Global Schools project, is looking for a a consultant (or team of consultants) for the M&E of  our project, delivered in 10 EU countries. Deadline for submitting bids: 21 March 2016.
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Fab film animations!

November 2015


Follow the links below to have a look at our enchanting Day in the Life animations:
A Day in the Life of a Honey Maker
A Day in  the Life of a Basket Maker
A day in the Life of a Cocoa Farmer

Global Schools: Learning for the Future

September 2015


Embedding global learning in the primary curriculum.
What skills and values will young people need in the future?  What can education do to prepare them for an uncertain globally connected world?  What role should we play, as teachers, to best support … Read more »

Furness Future Leaders

September 2015


During the summer holiday, CDEC took part in a ground-breaking programme for children in Furness – the Furness Future Leaders’ Academy, attended by almost 100 ten year olds from 23 schools across Furness.  We delivered a series of participatory, challenge-based … Read more »

FREE resources for exploring global learning with younger children! NEW ADDITIONS!

July 2015


CDEC has published a new handbook aimed at teachers of younger children…and you can download FREE tasters here!  And what’s more, if you try the activities out with your children, and tell us how it went, we will send you … Read more »

The Crafty Foody Fair

February 2015


Help us celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight at ‘The Crafty Food Fair’ on 1st March, Lake District Visitor Centre, Brockhole.
Meet producers, sample ‘local & fair’ products from the taster buffet, and for the young (and young at heart) there’s storytelling, face painting … Read more »

Fairtrade Fortnight Fun!

February 2015


We are so excited to be welcoming Alvaro Pop to Cumbria for this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight celebrations.
Alvaro is a farmer and also Chair of the Toledo Cacao Growers Association (TCGA) which represents more than a thousand cacao (cocoa) growers in … Read more »

Awards for All supports global learning in Cumbria!

October 2014


We are delighted to announce that we have received a grant from the Big Lottery to support our work with Cumbria schools, bringing global issues to life locally.
‘Cumbria Communities – Local and Fair’ (under the umbrella of our World from … Read more »

Check out this short film…

July 2014


Check out this short film of children in St Joseph’s RC Primary School, Frizington exploring the Makutano Junction resources in class for the first time. Makutano Junction is based around an award-winning Kenyan TV educational drama series of the same … Read more »