Global Literacy

Global Literacy

Through the Global Literacy project, schools engaged with global issues and tackling poverty; they worked together to take action to make the world a fairer place.  As a result of this EU-funded project, schools across the UK, Poland, Ghana and the Czech Republic produced classroom materials and learning resources that you can access here.

Challenge and Enquiry Pack


All About Ghana - Find out about the history of Ghana, its Kakum National Park and natural resources. The film looks at how gold is still an important commodity to Ghanaians and how the country has rich and diverse cultures.

It also looks at the development of the world’s largest man-made dam, Akosomba, at Lake Volta, and at how Accra is changing with the construction of more roads and corporate buildings.

Daniel’s Classical School - Take a look Daniel's Classical School, in Tema, Ghana. Join us as we hear the history of this school and how it gives an education and support to children who have very little – either little or no money or no family to try – as well as those who can pay for education. Their aim is to bridge the gap between the rich and the poor. Hear from the students themselves how they benefit from going to Daniel’s Classical School.

Pupil Audit - Watch a series of activities that are designed to explore what pupils know - or think they know - about the themes of poverty, development and global interdependence.

School in a Box

Children from England, Czech Republic and Ghana have all taken part in a classroom activity called ‘My School in a Box’.  Here are their presentations, films and photos showing how they went about choosing what to put in their boxes and why!

A Day in the Life

Use the Day in the Life download series to explore different traditional skills with your children and to introduce discussion of locally made products and resources.

  • Rachel the Apple Grower - Follow Rachel through her autumn day on the apple farm to discover what she does and why. She sells local apples to local people (reducing food miles), and prepares new trees for following years. Questions at the end will help stimulate discussion about this day in the life.
  • Lorna the Swill Basket Maker - Touching on the history of swill baskets, Lorna goes through her day as an apprentice swill basket maker. She explains the different stages from felling oak to the final complex weaving. At the end there is a set of questions to help you reflect and consider this skill.
  • Andrew the Dry-stone Waller - Andrew explains the job of a dry-stone waller, including the method of making a dry-stone wall in Cumbria. There are various questions to pose to children along the way about this day in the life.
  • Sam the Charcoal Burner - Sam works with coppices to get fuel to make the charcoal. He takes us through why coppicing is important and the myriad of products that come from coppiced wood, before describing his day producing charcoal.
  • Helen the Willow Basket Maker - Helen takes you through her day as a willow weaver, explaining the different stages of making a basket, from growing the willow to the final weaving. She also looks at why willow weaving is good for wildlife and land-management.