Educate Together Students to Showcase Global Citizenship & Environment Projects at Upcoming Expo

The Global Citizenship Education Student Showcase 2018 will take place this Thursday 10 May at Hansfield ETSS. This showcase is an initiative led by students from Educate Together’s nationwide network of second-level schools.

The exhibition will showcase students’ work in the area of Development Education and Global Citizenship. The event will be open to the public from 12.30 – 2pm in the Sports Hall in Hansfield Educate Together Secondary School

Development Education (DE), also known as Global Citizenship Education, is an educational process aimed at increasing awareness and understanding of the rapidly changing, interdependent and unequal world in which we live. By challenging stereotypes and encouraging independent thinking, DE helps students critically explore the root causes of global justice issues and how they interlink with our everyday lives. Global Citizenship Education forms an important part of the Ethical Education Curriculum, a unique subject in Educate Together schools. 

Presented World Café style, each participating Educate Together school will showcase their work on Development Education in an array of innovative ways – multi-media presentations, performance and musical pieces and a display of artwork. 

Some of the presentations on display include topics such as Ethical Consumption and Production, Gender Equality and Climate Change. Participating schools include Hansfield ETSS, Stepaside ETSS, Clonturk Community College, Ballymakenny College, Bremore ETSS, Kishoge Community College, Celbridge Community School and North Wicklow ETSS.

The Global Citizenship Education Student Showcase is proudly supported by Educate Together and Worldwise Global Schools, Ireland’s national Development Education programme for post-primary schools.

The showcase is also an opportunity to explore Educate Together’s unique model of post-primary education in action. In Educate Together second-level schools, subjects are taught through cross-curricular projects that spark the creativity of students. Educate Together at second-level is about more than preparing students to sit State exams: the schools have moved away from ‘teaching to the test’ towards a truly integrated school experience. 

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All are welcome to attend on Thursday 10 May!