Global Learning

At Whiston Willis, Global Learning plays a central role in our teaching and learning, with the whole school currently working towards achieving the International School Award. We believe the purpose of education is to develop young people with core skills and competencies that relate not only to the world in which they are living, but also to the future world in which they will live. These are often known as 21st century skills or deep learning skills and include:

  • ways of working: communication and collaboration
  • ways of thinking: critical thinking, problem solving, creativity and innovation, learning to learn and metacognition
  • tools for working: information literacy, information and communication technology (ICT) literacy
  • ways of living in the world: global citizenship and civic responsibility, including cultural awareness and competence

We aim to enable our students to learn about global issues by ensuring drawing out links in many of our topics to the UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In addition to being embedded in our curriculum through the richness of our topics, the SDGs are also incorporated into a range of additional activities and initiatives throughout the school year, such as Fairtrade Fortnight and the work of our International School Council.

We believe that our actions, however small, can make a difference. As quoted by anthropologist Margaret Mead:
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else. Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For, indeed, that's all who ever have."

  • We celebrate the rich and diverse heritage represented in our school, local and national communities for example celebrating Multicultural week, World Religion Day, International themed World Book Day.
  • We respect and value different cultures and beliefs through the many varied trips and visitors here for example; Judaism Assembly, Harvest Celebration, Whole-School Remembrance Day
  • We enjoy regular contact with students and adults living in different countries, through membership of the ePALS website.
  • We actively encourage the study of a foreign language by teaching French and keeping in touch with our partner school in France.

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