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Development Education 2017-18


A new 8 week module for TYs this year is Development Education/Global Citizenship which aims to get students to become more aware and understanding of the rapidly changing, interdependent and unequal world in which we live. TY Valleys were the first to experience this module and started their journey with a trip to Maynooth University to the Empower Conference to attend workshops with other LMETB schools.
In the classroom, they have looked at topics based on the Global Goals such as poverty, education, inequalities, human rights and the environment. They also welcomed guest facilitators from Concern and Self Help Africa who held interactive workshops on the issues of Hunger & Health and Gender Equality respectively.

 



 

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As we continue to give Development Education/Global Citizenship a more prominent role in St. Oliver's, the second group of TYs to take part in the new 8 week module were TY Boyne. Again our focus was on the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development. The students chose to focus on the goals of Gender Equality, Good Health and Wellbeing and Climate Action. They also welcomed guest facilitators from Drogheda based NGO, Development Perspectives and Self Help Africa who held interactive workshops on the goals Life on Land and Responsible Consumption and Production.

 




TYC (Dev Ed)
The third group to take part in the 8 week module were TY Crescent. Following on from the last two groups, our focus was on the UN's SDGs. Due to the snow days and various trips, the class only got to explore Climate Action and Quality Education in greater detail. Despite a shortened module, the students still got to welcome Stephen Farley from Trócaire for an interactive workshop on climate justice and enjoy a Fairtrade breakfast to finish out the module.


 

TYS
The final group to take part in the Dev Ed module were TY Star. The group started out with a visit to Sonairte to present their action projects, many of which were based on sustainability. They also got to explore the gardens and make pesto. In the classroom. they explored the topics of Gender Equality and Climate Justice in more detail.