Sustainable Development Goals ( SDG’s) are a set of 17 targets set up by the UN, in which 193 countries pledge to make real, impactful change in the world by 2030. World’s Largest Lesson has taken on the role of bringing these goals and targets to children and young people everywhere and unites them in action.
The Sustainable Development Goals
This year, 2017, the focus in on Food, Sustainability & Hunger.
To celebrate the World’s Largest Lesson in 2017 children are being asked to think about how their food choices impact the SDGs and to pledge to make changes.
From healthy eating to reducing wastage, eliminating plastic packaging, sourcing closer to home and checking on the practices of food producers there is a vast array of themes and resources available for the classroom.
Most of these resources are suitable from 3rd class onwards and by using the World’s Largest Lesson’s creative and educational resources, students have a unique opportunity to learn about the Global Goals, while also having the chance to put A Focus on Food and sustainable consumption in 2017.
A lot of the resources are not only based in these social issues but also have elements of numeracy, literacy, science and creativity built in which makes them ideal for a busy classroom.
This campaign is created for Worlds Largest Lesson where schools all over the World on the 18th September all learn about Global Sustainable Development Goals. Schoolchildren in Ireland are joining millions of girls and boys across more than 100 countries who will also be taking part in the World’s Largest Lesson and learning about the key targets included in the Goals.
This year the campaign was launched by Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD, who today took part in the World’s Largest Lesson along with secondary school students at Santa Sabina Dominican College in Sutton, and UNICEF Ireland, and in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs (also known as Global Goals)