Category: Schools | Education

What does it mean to be a global citizen?

What is a Global Citizen? “A global citizen is someone who identifies with being part of an emerging world community and whose actions contribute to building this community’s values and practices.” – Ron Israel, The Global Citizenship Initiative Too often, we focus on what divides us, rather than what unites us. But now more than […]

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Empowering Students to Become Environmental Champions – One Workshop at a Time

There are many aspects to environmental education. In response to this, Global Action Plan Ireland(GAP) has developed workshops around the six themes students can easily relate to and understand. Each workshop is tailored to student capacity to maximise understanding and ensure positive, sustainable behaviour change. These workshops also compliment the national curriculum in an interactive […]

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The Park Stewardship Programme: The Value of Birds

As we near the Christmas holidays, we’re busy wrapping up one of our many schools’ programmes for the year. One such programme, Global Action Plan Ireland’s 10-week Park Stewardship Programme, aims to engage local young people in supporting the long-term care, ownership, and protection of local parks. This increases appreciation for the parks and ensures that […]

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Let’s Talk Science 2017: Building Careers in STEM

Global Action Plan Ireland (GAP) & The Rediscovery Centre came together for Science Week 2017 to co-host the Let’s Talk Science Festival (LTS) held over two days on the 13th and 14th of November. LTS, now in its third year, is funded by Science Foundation Ireland and allows students to explore various science activities. All […]

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Young People Leading the Change: The Importance of Global Citizenship Education

Global Action Plan Ireland (GAP) has a long history of empowering communities to live more sustainable lifestyles through its programmes. Discovering ways to implement the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in our daily lives is the best way to achieve a more sustainable, equitable and peaceful world for all – so that no one gets […]

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From Sand to Soil: Heritage Week at GAP

  We celebrated Heritage Week 2017 with two fun-filled events for families from all over.  All 51 participants explored the Irish heritage at the North Bull Island Nature Reserve and Glás Community Garden.       This year’s theme for Heritage Week was “It’s in your nature,” so we took visitors through Dublin’s natural world.  Who can deny […]

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Water Workshops – Water Explorer Kickstarters

  The Water Explorer team have been travelling around the country visiting newly registered schools to introduce the Water Explorer programme. If you haven’t already registered find out more about Water Explorer here.   Our Lady of the Wayside NS used the Water Explorer values awareness and responsibility when completing the ‘Clean that Water Up!’ […]

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National Water Explorer Awards 2017

GAP hosted the 2017 National Water Explorer Awards at the Axis in Ballymun last month. The Top 5 Water Explorer schools in Ireland competed for the chance to move on to the international awards in London. The school’s presented the water saving work they  had done throughout the year to a panel of three judges: […]

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Youth Gardening Workshops

Our Youth Gardening Programme is available as a tailor-made programme spanning a number of weeks or as individual workshops.   HOW INVOLVEMENT IN GARDENING BENEFITS YOUNG PEOPLE: Gardening benefits kids’ health and well-being, their attitudes towards learning and the environment, their connections to community, and so much more. When it comes to vegetables, if they grow […]

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Water Workshops for Schools in June!

In June the Water Explorer team at GAP have a limited number of FREE water workshops for schools!!!!                 WHAT HAPPENS AT A WATER EXPLORER KICK-STARTER WORKSHOP? In May the Water Explorer team went to St. George’s National School in Balbriggan for a Kickstarter Workshop with 1st class students. […]

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