At Global Action Plan, we believe everyone can make a change.
Our schools programme is aimed at supporting students, teachers and school communities in making a difference towards a healthier planet, a safer, more just world and a more caring global community.
Our schools programme consists of five main areas of work:
1. Primary and Secondary School Workshops
GAP delivers topical and bespoke interactive workshops for primary and secondary schools.
Our workshops have been developed in close collaboration with teachers and students all over Ireland. Find out more here.
2. Teacher Training
Our teacher training builds educators’ knowledge and skills so they can develop students’ identities as global citizens, and lead climate action projects in their schools.
Critical Themes webinars
Critical Themes engages with essential topics for junior and leaving certificate, so teachers feel better equipped to discuss and act with their students. Past events include plastic, fast fashion and greenwashing.
Click here to see our upcoming training events, or sign up to our newsletter.
Action on Global Citizenship
– Teacher training
Every teacher can be a global citizenship educator!
Our introductory course develops key concepts in global citizenship and climate action, using hands-on, engaging methodologies. Click here to find out more.
3. Teacher Resources
Our Action on Global Citizenship Teacher Toolkit is jam-packed with student-centred activities and resources on themes of poverty, development, the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and ecological footprints.
The toolkit also includes templates for carrying out action plans in schools. Our teacher resources are fully aligned with curricular learning outcomes for junior cycle CSPE, geography, science and English, and senior cycle Politics and Society. The toolkits are available in English and Irish, and best of all, they are free!
Íoslódáil ’Action on Global Citizenship’ go Gaeilge
D’aistríomar ár n-acmhainn móréilimh ‘Action on Global Citizenship’ go Gaeilge!
Déanfaidh sé seo Gaelscoils agus ranganna Gaeilge a fhostú leis an bhfoireann uirlisí agus bunóidh sé naisc churaclaim bhreise. Cuirfidh aistriúchán ár bhfoireann uirlisí ar ár gcumas ár dtraenáil a leathnú chuig níos mó múinteoirí agus príomhoidí atá ag iarraidh oibriú i dtreo cur chuige scoile uile i leith Oideachas Saoránachta Domhanda.
Online Courses for Primary Schools
GAP offers a number of easily accessible online courses. Click here to browse our range of online courses.
4. GLAS Community Garden
At the heart of Ballymun, GLAS community garden is a Discover Primary Science and Maths (DPSM) Centre as well as a social inclusion hub.
School groups can visit the garden to learn about biodiversity, organic gardening, water and energy in a hands-on participatory way. Click here to find out more.
5. Global Citizenship programmes
I’ve learnt that no one is too small to make a difference - Greta Thunberg