International Global Citizen's Award

encouraging young people to become better global citizens

Schools work with students to find out more about other cultures, review their personal global footprint, work with others and reflect.

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Covid thoughts

These are indeed strange times, as the world adapts to living with Covid 19. 

Mulling over the health crisis, against a background of work on education for global citizenship, a few things occurred to me. 

  1. It really is a global world

The spread of the Covid 19 virus has demonstrated the extent and complexity of our interconnections across the whole globe. A virus infection starting in one city has since spread very quickly to every country,…

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Posted by Boyd Roberts on September 9, 2020 at 18:12

A breakthrough moment: where's it all gone?

A breakthrough moment



I remember a personal breakthrough moment in my awareness as a global citizen when I was filling up my car with petrol some years ago. The process of filling up a car is designed to ensure that we don’t get covered in petrol or diesel as we do it. So the nozzle of the petrol pump goes straight into the fuel tank, and we only get to actually SEE the fuel if there is a spillage. Otherwise, we depress the lever, the pump monitors our usage as…

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Posted by Boyd Roberts on February 11, 2020 at 17:15

Some personal thoughts from a global citizen / 1 Beyond and behind the slogans



Beyond and behind the slogans



There is no doubt that pithy, short and memorable slogans can help make a difference to our behaviour. They can also be useful in campaigns to spread a message to others.



In areas relating to global citizenship, one of the most widely used slogans is:

Reduce Reuse Recycle

Very often this slogan is accompanied by an image of some kind, such as:…



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Posted by Boyd Roberts on February 11, 2020 at 17:14

IGCA News from Arabian Pearl Gulf School, Bahrain.

APG Bahrain started the IGCA programme at the start of the 2019-20 academic year.

Here is the latest update from APG's IGCA Coordinator John Labor.

“We are now in our end-of-term examinations and we have wrapped up some of the IGCA activities that happened during the first month before the participants concentrated on examinations.

 

We mentors are yet to meet to review the progress of each participant in different grade levels. They have been active in…

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Posted by Boyd Roberts on January 15, 2020 at 14:13

New IGCA Guide 2018

An updated version of the central document for the International Global Citizen's Award, the IGCA Guide 2018 has been produced.

While much of this remains unchanged from the previous version - Information for Schools (2009) - amendments that have been agreed over recent years are all included.

Also included are guidelines on Silver and Gold level projects.

The new version takes immediate effect.

Guide available at:…

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Posted by Boyd Roberts on May 17, 2018 at 15:30

 

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These are indeed strange times, as the world adapts to living with Covid 19. Mulling over the health crisis, against a background of work on education for global citizenship, a few things occurred to me. It really is a global worldThe spread of the Covid 19 virus has demonstrated the extent and complexity of our interconnections across the whole globe. A virus infection starting in one city has since spread very quickly to every country, as a result of the movements of people around the world,…See More
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Responding to racism - and other reactions to Covid 19

The Covid-19 crisis has thrown many challenges to schools. The immediate concern has been to continue teaching in some form while students cannot physically attend school.But the crisis raises a number of important issues that schools will wish and need to take forward.Covid 19 is truly an example of a global (rather than international) problem. It affects all societies, irrespective of borders. It will only be addressed successfully with international cooperation. The need to develop a…See More
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Reflection by Bayan at Arabian Pearl Gulf School, Bahrain

Arabian Pearl Gulf School, Bahrain started the IGCA programme at the beginning of this academic year. Here (attached) is a reflection by Bayan, grade 11, on her first few months of engagement in the programme.Bayan describes work in her school to recycle and reduce plastic use.The Story of Stuff project has a number of excellent short resources on plastics:Video on plastic water bottles:…See More
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Reflection by Bayan at Arabian Pearl Gulf School, Bahrain

Arabian Pearl Gulf School, Bahrain started the IGCA programme at the beginning of this academic year. Here (attached) is a reflection by Bayan, grade 11, on her first few months of engagement in the programme.Bayan describes work in her school to recycle and reduce plastic use.The Story of Stuff project has a number of excellent short resources on plastics:Video on plastic water bottles:…See More
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First Year Complete!

Here at AIS Balikpapan, we have just given out our first years worth of Bronze awards. It was wonderful to see the students congratulated for their hard work and efforts over the last 12 months. Our "year" has been a bit disjointed as we ran it from Term 3 2103 until Term 3 2014. When we first started in 2013 we had 8 students. By the start of 2014 we had just about all of our secondary campus involved (we are small but still!) It was great to see how the students were signing up just because…See More
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School OverviewDayib Guray Secondary school ,was established in 2002 ,in the capital city of the Somaliland ,four classes was started in the first phase of the School ,later four other classes was built  ,now the school is consist of fourteen classes two offices ,one Room for the Girls ,the fully equipped lab and six toilets , last seven Years 1200 student gradated form the school ,most of them  are now Works from various Places, The School underwent   various circumstances and conditions under…See More
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IGCA News from Arabian Pearl Gulf School, Bahrain.

APG Bahrain started the IGCA programme at the start of the 2019-20 academic year.Here is the latest update from APG's IGCA Coordinator John Labor.“We are now in our end-of-term examinations and we have wrapped up some of the IGCA activities that happened during the first month before the participants concentrated on examinations. We mentors are yet to meet to review the progress of each participant in different grade levels. They have been active in doing something for the environment, the most…See More
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