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World’s Largest Lesson

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On September 25th, 2015, 193 world leaders committed to the Global Goals for Sustainable Development.

These are 17 goals which aim to achieve three extraordinary things in the next 15 years - an end to extreme poverty; fight inequality and injustice and fix climate change. And are grouped into seven themes:

•Theme 1 Poverty
(1) No poverty, (2) Global Equality
•Theme 2 Health and Well-being
(3) Good Health, (4) Fresh Water and Sanitation for All, (5) No Hunger
•Theme 3 Education, Skills and Jobs
(6) Quality Education, (7) Good Jobs and Economic Growth
•Theme 4 A Just World
(8) Gender Equality, (9) Justice and Peace
•Theme 5 Sustainability
(10) Energy for Everyone, (11) Solid Infrastructure, (12) Safe Environments, (13) Sustainable Living
•Theme 6 The Environment
(14) Protect the Planet, (15) Protect Life below Water, (16) Protect Life above Water
•Theme 7 The Global Goals
(17) Global Consciousness

More than a quarter of the world's population are under the age of 14 so for the new goals to be effective children and young people must not only be aware of them but also be inspired to help achieve them.

To do this NRW's Education Team is taking part in The World's Largest Lesson – a week of worldwide events aimed at engaging children and young people in the sustainability goals backed by, among others, UNICEF and Richard Curtis of Comic Relief,

Beginning on Monday, September 28, the Education Team will carry out a series of events under the World's Largest Lesson banner and linking the aims of the Global Goals to NRW's work.

These will include a selection of sessions ranging from water investigations at Garwnant to climate change at Coed y Brenin.

Primary and secondary schools have booked to take part in sessions which will also link into the newly published Curriculum Review report – Successful Futures - which aims to develop ethical and informed citizens who will "engage in contemporary issues based upon their knowledge and values" and "show their commitment to the sustainability of the planet".

During the week there are also a number of teacher training sessions and as if that wasn't enough a team training day looking at newly developed activities around Renewable Energy.

For more information contact the Education, Learning and Sector Skills Team