Jun 9, 2019
The last year's successes were celebrated last week by friends and supporters of Cumbria Development Education Centre. The local charity, which works with schools and other local organisations to promote global learning welcomed supporters in a day which saw them hold their AGM and then a lunch and presentation session.
As well as hearing about the year's projects, the guests were treated to an insight of the impact the work CDEC promotes has on school children in the county.
Sue Frost, head at Ashfield Juniors in Workington, has woven global learning and the sustainable development goals into the core of her curriculum. She emphasised the value this has in creating citizens of the future who feel a sense of responsibility towards their community as well as their wider planet.
In addition, Graham Frost from Robert Ferguson Primary School in Carlisle, spoke to CDEC's guests on the impact the Cumbria Climate Action Youth Forum has had on both the county's students and it's leaders. The challenge is now to continue this momentum.
The strand running through the afternoon and connecting each aspect were the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. CDEC's Global Education Officer Debbie Watson led a workshop on the SDGs to help us all gain a better understanding of what they are what they mean to us personally. You can find out more about the SDGs here.
Laura Goad, CDEC's director, commented, 'It was a wonderful day of celebration and reflection of the past year as we also look to the future and working with even more schools, as they see the impact weaving global citizenship and the SDGs into their curriculum can have on their pupils. And thank you to everyone who was able to come along!'