Many young people across the world grow up with 'local lives', rarely coming into contact with people from outside their identity groups. When young people learn through a global lens it widens their horizons and helps them to grow as individuals.
Working together cultivates a sense of belonging and helps young people to open up to new ideas, accept new norms and embrace new ways of seeing the world. This series of thought provoking Global Thinking Talks and Workshops support PSHE and SMSC learning objectives and are a great introduction or deepening to the ThoughtBox curriculum.
Each of our talks and workshops is bespoke to compliment and support the needs and focus of your particular school.
What will pupils learn?
To open the box on global issues and develop interest in their own learning and responsibilities as global citizens
To use creativity, teamwork and imagination to solve challenges and make connections with their community
To walk in the shoes of others, think critically and explore individual and collective values
To feel confident expressing opinions and exploring difficult questions
Talk & Workshop Details
Talk/Workshop Duration: 1 hour/Half or Full day
Format: Interactive talks / Team challenges and group activities for Global learning
Group Size: 10-200 students
Relevant Ages: 10-18 years (KS3-5)
Facilitator: ThoughtBox Teachers (15yrs+ experience in the classroom)
COST: £250 for interactive talks, £700-£1000 for student workshops
GLOBAL THINKING INTERACTIVE TALKS
Growing up in the 21st Century is tough, and our young people are not only navigating the angst of adolescence, but are also having to understand themselves in the face of an ever-changing world.
Our interactive talk called Who Am I? allows students to explore the concept of their own identity in the world – understanding how identities are both consciously and unconsciously shaped by the environments around them.
Our culture is crucial in shaping not just how we are but the way we are in the world, with many of our values and beliefs coming from the cultures in which we are immersed.
Our interactive talk on Global Cultures opens the box on cultural identity, exploring some of the ways that culture is embedded into our daily lives whilst challenging some of the cultural stereotypes that exist by turning them inside out, helping students to develop a stronger sense of identity and connection as global citizens of the world.
Knowing what lies ahead is ever-more difficult in our current global environment and there are many challenges that young people are facing as they grow. Having a strong provision of life-skills helps students to navigate their way into the future feeling confident and resilient in their approach.
Our interactive talk Becoming Me allows students to start preparing for the journey ahead, as they contemplate their futures in the big wide world