Ysgol Stanwell School

Archer Road, Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan, CF64 2XL


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What is ESDGC?

Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship (ESDGC)

What is Sustainable Development?

esdgcESDGC is about:

  • The links between society, economy and environment and between our own lives and those of people throughout the world.
  • The needs and rights of both present and future generations.
  • The relationships between power, resources and human rights.
  • The local and global implications of everything we do and the actions that individuals and organisations can take in response to local and global issues.

ESDGC: Why? What? How?, ACCAC 2002

ESDGC can be defined as:

  • Sustainable: means that something is viable and can be continued in the long term in ways that do not harm people but benefit them equally. This can apply to anything from decisions about our courtyard to issues relating to the national economy and global environment.
  • Development: happens everywhere and involves everyone. It refers to the way in which the environment, the economy and society interact, progresses and changes.
  • Sustainable Development: is about ensuring a better quality of life for everyone now and for generations to come.
  • Global Citizenship: is about the status and rights of citizens around the world and our awareness of others. This will enable pupils to acquire the knowledge, skills and values that will equip them to participate in decision making throughout their lives.
  • Wealth and Poverty: the rights of every individual to have their basic needs met.
  • Identify and Culture: develop a respect for themselves and other cultures.
  • Choices and decisions: how our choices and our decisions affect the lives of others.
  • Health: appreciate the role of a healthy lifestyle and develop a responsible attitude for their physical and mental health.
  • Natural environment: show concern for our environment and understand the affect of our actions.
  • Consumption and waste: understand our role in reducing waste and develop a sense of responsibility for sustainable development.
  • Climate Change: take personal responsibility towards changing lifestyles as a response towards climate change.


Stanwell School ESDGC Policy

The ESDGC policy can be found on our Policies page.

The Delivery of ESDGC at Stanwell

At Stanwell School the formal curriculum in ESDGC will be addressed within National Curriculum Programmes of Study (Schemes of Work). However, ESDGC should permeate throughout the whole school curriculum and is not confined to the classroom or to one teacher.

The wider features of the life of the school will contribute to ESDGC:

  • Healthy Schools
  • Eco-Schools
  • 5×60
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • The Business Challenge
  • Young Enterprise
  • Eisteddfod
  • Award Schemes
  • Charity Work
  • Out of hours learning activities
  • Visiting Speakers
  • Enterprise Week
  • Proto Toy Day
  • Career Days (last yr NHS etc)
  • Operation Christmas Child (JO)
  • R.E sponsor a child in India
  • Sports Relief
  • Children in Need

Days for the Diary

Month Event Resources When?
May Christian Aid Week CA Week Second week of the month
World Debt Day 16th of every year
Walk To School Walk To School Middle of the month
June World Environment Day UNEP 5th of every year
International day against Child Labour / Day of the African child 12th of every year
World Refugee Day UN Refugee 16th of every year
National School Grounds Week LTL Middle of the month
National Insect Week National Insect Week Last week of the month
Keep Wales Tidy Week Keep Wales Tidy Last week of the month
June International Day of Cooperatives First Saturday of the month
National Parks Week National Parks End of the month
August World Water Week World Water Week Middle of the month
International Day of Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its abolition 23rd every year
September Biodiversity Month Environment All month
Organic Fortnight Soil Association Varies
British Food Fortnight Love British Food Varies
International Literacy Day 21st every year
International Day of Peace International Day of Peace 21st of the month
World Car Free Day World Car Free 22nd of the month
October International Walk to School month I Walk To School All month
Black History month Black History Month All
One World Week One World Week Varies
World Habitat Day Unhabitat First Monday of the month
RSPB Feed the Birds Day RSPB Every 3rd weekend of the month
World Animal Day World Animal Day 4th every year
World Food Day World Food Day 16th every year
International Day for the Eradication of World Poverty UN 17th every year
United Nations Day UN 24th every year
November Remembrance Day BBC Remembrance 11th of the month
International Education Week Teacher Net Middle of the month
Universal Children’s Day UN 20th every year
National Tree Week Tree Council End of the month
December World AIDS Day World AIDS Day 1st every year
International Human Rights Day UN Human Rights 10th every year

Careers Wales Mark Eco Schools Healthy Schools Vale Network Welsh Baccalaureate Arts Council of Wales