Supporting ESDGC

Many of CEWC-Cymru’s activities can help schools to deliver Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship (ESDGC).

The following are examples of how our work supports targets in the Welsh Assembly Government document A Common Understanding for ESDGC in Wales.

At the bottom of this page are links to other websites that you might find useful for this area.


Student events and activities


Links to A Common Understanding 

Model United Nations conferences Key Stage 4              

SKILLS – Working with others:
Adapt to changing situations; evaluate information and advice from others

SKILLS - Thinking:
Reflect critically on issues that affect the future

  Post 16     Wealth and Poverty:
Appreciate why equity and justice are necessary
Debating Key Stage 3 SKILLS - Communication:
Express and justify an opinion in discussions and debates 
  Key Stage 4 SKILLS - Working with others:
Be assertive while acknowledging the opinions of others
  Post 16 SKILLS - Thinking:
Critically evaluate conflicting information and ideas in order to gauge bias, reliability and validity
Inclusion: Key Skills/animation work Key Stage 4

Choices and Decisions:
Appreciate the responsibilities that accompany people's rights

SKILLS - Communication:
Express personal feelings clearly and appropriately


School councils / democratic participation  Key Stage 2 SKILLS - Working with others:
Work cooperatively and collaboratively to solve problems 
  Key Stage 4 SKILLS - Working with others:
Reflect on the process of participating
Philosophy for Children Key Stage 2  SKILLS - Thinking:
Identify, describe and begin to explain patterns and relationships
  Key Stage 4 SKILLS - Thinking:
Ask probing questions and series of questions 
Model National Assembly for Wales Key Stage 4 SKILLS - Thinking:
Reflect critically on issues that affect the future 
  Post 16 Choices and Decisions:
Demonstrate active involvement in the community
European Youth Parliament Post 16 SKILLS: Communication:
Critically evaluate oral and written arguments
Choices and Decisions:
Understand the inter-related nature of socio-political and economic systems 
One World Conference  Key Stage 2 Identity and Culture:
Appreciate that they are citizens in an interconnected world; understand cultural values/religious beliefs 
Themed school visits / workshops:    
Active global citizenship Key Stage 4 Choices and Decisions:
Be interested in how global issues and current affairs affect them 
Human rights and children's rights Key Stage 2 Wealth and Poverty:
Recognise that people are entitled to have their basic needs met
Poverty and the Millennium Development Goals Key Stage 3 Wealth and Poverty:
Develop a sense of fairness and justice about the access to resources and wealth 
Sustainable development Key Stage 4

Wealth and Poverty:
Tensions between economic growth, sustainable development and basic human needs 

Consumption and Waste:
Understand how to reduce their environmental impact

The United Nations and international relations Post 16 SKILLS - Working with others:
Advocate a thought-through position or perspective
The European Union Post 16 Choices and Decisions:
The need for international co-operation 
Refugees and asylum seekers Key Stage 2 Identity and Culture:
Recognise the negative impact of discrimination and prejudice 


Links Directory

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  • ActionAid Schools
    Resources from the anti-poverty campaigning network.
  • Africa Trust Networks
    Organisation which enables international volunteers to work with disadvantaged young people in North and West Africa.
    Educational resources from the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development.
  • Cool Planet (Oxfam)
    Resources on global issues for both teachers and students.
  • Cyfanfyd
    Umbrella organisation for global citizenship education in Wales.
  • Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship
    Bilingual website listing organisations in Wales that provide support for this area of the curriculum.
    Centre for Global and Development Education, based in Somerset, England.
  • Global Connections
    Resource and training centre based in Pembrokeshire.
  • Global Dimension
    Guide to global teaching resources for all ages and in many subject areas.
  • Global Gang (Christian Aid)
    Games, news and information to help pupils learn about the lives of children in other countries.
  • Global Student Forum
    Provides opportunities for students across the UK to discuss global citizenship issues.
    Quizzes and other classroom activities.
  • International days and weeks
    Opportunities to focus students' attention through commemorations such as World Press Freedom Day (3 May) and World AIDS Day (1 December).
  • Junior 8 Summit
    Gathering of young people which shadows the G8 world leaders' summit.
  • Makutano Junction Project
    Development education project based on a Kenyan soap opera.
  • Mapping Our World
    Interactive whiteboard resources from Oxfam, aimed at 8-14 year olds.
  • One World Week
    Annual opportunity for pupils to focus on issues of diversity and justice.
  • OneWorld UK
    Detailed coverage of human rights and sustainable development, including topic guides and country guides.
    Powys-based organisation which supports global citizenship education.
  • Plan-Ed
    Teaching resources from the child-centred development organisation.
  • Reading International Solidarity Centre
    Teaching resources on trade, refugees and asylum seekers, corporate responsibility and more.
  • School Link
    Website that helps 7-11 year olds find out about children's lives in other countries.
  • Send My Friend to School
    Get your school involved in the Global Campaign for Education.
  • South East Wales ESDGC Forum
    Forum for schools in Blaenau Gwent, Monmouthshire, Newport and Torfaen.
  • Tide Global Learning
    Network of teachers and educators interested in the global dimension of education.
  • togetherTV
    Video stories from people in the developing world in their own words.
  • UNICEF Teacherzone
    Includes information about the Rights Respecting Schools Award and resources focusing on children's rights.
  • World Education Centre
    Bangor-based organisation that promotes global citizenship in Wales.