News and Updates

News and Updates

May 2, 2018

Join us and become a member!
If you have never been a member of CDEC before, or were in the past but aren’t now, we are encouraging you to join! You should have all received a letter and an email outlining the benefits of being a member.


May 1, 2018

Global Schools project ends leaving Cumbrians as brighter global citizens
After three years of growing and developing Cumbria’s commitment to global learning, the EU Global Schools project is coming to an end. The project has worked closely with both teachers and children in a network of schools, tried to influence education policy at a county level through engagement of the LASLs and the LEA, and worked with partners in Europe to share expertise, lessons learnt and build solidarity.


Apr 30, 2018

NEW COURSE HIGHTLIGHT – Five Steps to Wellbeing Through Global Outdoor Experiences
Who isn't concerned about the wellbeing of our young people? And that of our planet? We developed this course to help you help your children deal with the pressures and challenges of everyday life. And we've linked it to exploring the wellbeing of our society and planet to try and understand how they are connected.


Apr 29, 2018

The touring Hidden Stories Shared Lives exhibition
We are delighted that the exhibition that culminated our HLF-funded Hidden Stories Shared Lives oral history project is continuing to tour the county and to be shared with more of us Cumbrians.


Apr 28, 2018

Wider than Cumbria…
The Queens Commonwealth Essay Competition – encourage your students to express their global citizen voice. The longest-running international writing competition is once again open for entries. The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition is looking for under 18s who wish to express their hopes for the future, thoughts on the past and opinions on the present through the written word.


Apr 3, 2018

Cumbrian teachers and CDEC represent UK at European conference
A delegation of four teachers and two CDEC staff headed to Trento, Italy, in March to the Global Schools’ “Perspectives on Global Citizenship: A Shared Commitment” conference. This was an opportunity to meet with fellow delegates from 10 EU states who have also been part of the Global Schools project, to share the project’s highlights and to sign up to the Trento Position Statement.


Apr 1, 2018

Network of Global Learning Educators
We at CDEC are now looking to build on the will and impetus created by the Global Schools project, and evident at the conference, to help build local networks of teachers to keep good practice and new ideas circulating.


Mar 10, 2018

Children’s global learning project exhibition inspires us to take action
Children from Cumbrian primary schools brought along their exhibitions on their global learning projects. Take a look and be inspired!