We are all linked in some way to people in other parts of the world, through the products we buy, the food we eat, what we wear or watch on television, people we know or places we go on holiday. As Martin Luther King famously said, “By the time you’ve eaten breakfast you’ve depended on half the world.”
We often don’t even think about these links and the people who grow our tea or make the laces for our trainers, but increasingly the actions we take have an impact on people and the environment in other parts of the world. We need pupils to understand and consider the impact of their actions when making choices, to show their commitment to the sustainability of the planet and to make ethically informed choices.
Although Global Citizenship is a stand alone topic, it runs through and is integral to all of the other eight Eco-Schools Wales topics.
The Eco-School objectives in this topic area to: