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Global Learning

  • Global Learning can be defined as education for a fair and sustainable world.

    It helps pupils make sense of the increasingly globalised, complex and rapidly changing world in which they live. It enables pupils to think critically about world issues and to develop an awareness of the impact our actions can have on others.

    Global learning within St. Columba’s is becoming embedded in everything we do. Our empathy for others is developed through our PDMU whilst we take action through our fundraising efforts for example Trocaire and Ndi Moyo. Our pupils are developing critical thinking skills through Literacy and all about sustainable development and global interdependence through WAU. In addition to this, pupils explore key issues such as poverty, global inequality and social justice.

    We participate in The World’s largest Lesson, Fairtrade Fortnight, World Water Day and International day of Forests. We were shortlisted from schools across Ireland in the Trocaire Romero Awards for our Refugees project and travelled to Maynooth to receive our certificates.

  • We  are proud to be a level 2 Global Learning School which is the highest possible level.