Learning About Global Goals

20th November 2020

In 2015, world leaders agreed to 17 Global Goals (Sustainable Development Goals) with the aim of creating a better world by 2030 by ending poverty, fighting inequality and addressing the urgency of climate change. At Redcliffe School we promote use of the Sustainable Development Goals in learning so that our children can contribute to a better future for all of us.

This week in English our Year 4 pupils have been exploring the Global Goal 14 topic of ‘Life Below Water’. Healthy oceans and seas are essential to our existence as they cover 70 percent of our planet and we rely on them for food, energy and water. The children wrote a piece from the point of view of a fish, created a rhyming poem about the ocean and designed posters about plastic pollution as well as writing instruction to make their own starfish.

In Year 5 English, the children have been exploring the Global Goal 15 topic, ‘Life on Land’. The goal requires us to protect, restore and promote sustainable use of earth’s resources and halt biodiversity loss. The children have written biographies about Jane Goodall, created a leaflet to ‘Save the Rainforest’ and written rhyming poems about life in the jungle.