Global Citizenship is a way of living that recognises our world is an increasingly complex web of connections and interdependencies. One in which our choices and actions may have repercussions for the environment, people and communities locally, nationally or internationally. Global citizenship nurtures personal respect and respect for others, wherever they live. It helps to develop learners’ acceptance of difference and diversity, and provides them with a strong moral compass. Studying Global Citizenship encourages individuals to think deeply and critically about what is equitable and just, and what will minimise harm to our planet. Exploring global citizenship themes help learners grow more confident in standing up for their beliefs, and more skilled in evaluating the ethics and impact of their decisions.
A Global Citizen is someone who:
- is aware of the wider world and has a sense of their own role as a world citizen
- respects and values diversity
- has an understanding of how the world works
- is outraged by social injustice
- participates in the community at a range of levels, from the local to the global
- is willing to act to make the world a more equitable and sustainable place
- takes responsibility for their actions.
Learners at Woodlands are encouraged to take an active role in becoming the best global citizens that they can be. Their fantastic efforts are evident throughout the school community and in wider contexts by their regular participation in fundraising initiatives for local, national and international causes.