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Introduce a global dimension to your Harvest assembly!

September 2016

Christian Aid's easy-to-use assemblies, classroom activities and games offer opportunities for teachers to introduce the global dimension into their schools.

Rodah, a Kenyan farmer

Harvest is a time when we think about where our food comes from, both here in the UK and abroad, and give thanks for all that we have.

It is also a time to consider the difficulties that people in other countries may have in growing enough food to sustain themselves and their families. In countries such as Kenya, growing food is becoming more difficult due to changes in the weather caused by climate change.

This autumn, we have developed harvest assemblies for primary and secondary school pupils. These resources pick up on the big themes of climate change, food security and gender.

We believe that global citizenship education belongs at the heart of the school curriculum, giving young people the skills to engage with world issues and reflect on their own role as global citizens.

What if collecting water took an Olympic effort?

In an astonishing Olympic race in Rio, Mo Farah covered 10k in just over 27 minutes. It would take most people 90 minutes or more to walk that far.

But in Kenya, people like Rodah (pictured above) walk for up to 10km every day just to collect clean drinking water.

Find out how you and the young people you work with can help to change the world by giving, acting and praying.

 

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