Dundee pupils learn how to be global citizens

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Rosebank Primary pupils have showcased what they have been learning about global citizenship.

The children welcomed guests, including Lord Provost Ian Borthwick and Shona Robison MSP, to an open afternoon to hear about the work they have been doing to learn about global citizenship and their role in the world.

Youngsters in every age group in the school have been working on the project alongside the One World Centre, which is based on Princes Street.

As well as a display of items handmade by the children, the glee group sang We Are The World by Michael Jackson.

Rosebank head teacher Jennifer Heffell said: “Since moving to the new building at the beginning of this academic year, the school’s teaching and support staff have been working hard to help children develop their understanding of what it means to be a global citizen.

“A global citizen is someone who embraces cultural diversity, empathy, equality, fairness and rights and who can make local to global connections wherever they go.

“Using resources, activities and stories recommended by the One World Centre in Dundee, and with an exciting list of Global Citizenship novels curated by education support officer Moira Foster and senior librarian and information officer Elaine Hallyburton, the pupils have been learning about sustainable development goals, the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi and Fairtrade.

“Fairtrade refreshments were on offer and visitors had the opportunity to view work and displays of learning by the pupils and chat to them about their work.

“The children need to have an understanding of the world, both with regard to the local community and in the wider sense, and make links to how they as global citizens can work together to make it a more equitable and sustainable place.”

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