News and events

News and events

NEW GTCS ACCREDITED COURSE - Learning for a better future: a Global Citizenship approach

NEW GTCS ACCREDITED COURSE - Learning for a better future: a Global Citizenship approach

Apply by the end of August! Course runs from September through to June. 

Looking for something new and inspiring for the new school year? Passionate about building a fairer, more sustainable future through education? Register for this new GTCS accredited course in Learning for Sustainability (Global Citizenship) and join teachers from across Scotland, on what we hope will be an inspiring learning journey. 

Supporting Refugee Families in Perth & Kinross Workshop

Tuesday 28 March

Perth Grammar Community Wing, 5pm - 7pm

The event was devised in response to professional interest in the issue of refugees and asylum seekers.

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Food for Thought: Making local to global connections

Food for Thought: Making local to global connections

Tues 25th April, Craigiebarns Primary School, 4.00 – 5.15pm.

Do you teach about food as a topic or part of a wider project? Want to see how food links to Learning for Sustainability and the Sustainable Development Goals? Whether or not you have garden space for growing things in your school, this twilight will make you think about the joys and challenges of growing food here and across the world!

Drama - If I had a girl...

Drama - If I had a girl...

Dundee Rep Theatre, Thursday 16 March  at 7.30pm

A powerful new production and groundbreaking verbatim, set within the beauty, sounds and aromas of an Asian-Scots wedding celebration, explores the real-life stories of honour-based violence in ethnic minority communities around Scotland.

News of the Supporting Refugees Workshop

News of the Supporting Refugees Workshop

A joint workshop was led by Dr Ian Barron, Reader in Trauma Studies at Dundee University, and The One World Centre at the beginning of February.

Practical ideas for exploring global citizenship

Practical ideas for exploring global citizenship

Thursday 9 March, 4.30pm - 7pm

St. John's High School, Dundee

This Schools Forum event will provide ideas for embedding global citizenship into school life and engaging young people with the Sustainable Development Goals in a creative way.

This event is free. Places are limited so please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to confirm your attendance.

Supporting Refugees Workshop

Wednesday 1 February, Dalhousie Building (Room 1G05), Dundee University

5.00pm to 7.00pm

A joint workshop led by Dr Ian Barron, Reader in Trauma Studies at Dundee University, and The One World Centre

The workshop will explain how best to use the Trauma Framework which has been developed by Dr Barron and the One World Centre.

There will also be a discussion exploring the wider issues surrounding refugees. To book a place at the workshop please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

See also Refugees Information Resources.

Food is Power: Exploring Hunger Today

Food is Power: Exploring Hunger Today

Monday 23 January, 4.30pm - 6.30pm

Dalhousie Building (Room 1F01), University of Dundee

Colm Regan recently published a new and completely revised edition of his book

80-20 Development in an Unequal World

The event is free but booking is required: click here.

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Sea Me competition results

With thoughtful and insightful submissions from schools across Scotland the Centre's Management Committee had a challenging task when selecting a winner of our “Sea Me” animation competition.

Pupils who had viewed the animation Sea Me by Ellan Rankin responded by writing their own messages to encourage people to think about the environmental consequences of dropping litter, and to persuade them to dispose of rubbish responsibly.

Congratulations to Lucy Mollison, P7, Alyth Primary School for winning the competition with the message:

Don’t walk away when something’s lying there. Pick it up . . . and show you care!

Lucy wins a prize of a Fairtrade Bala Football.

Refugees Information Resources

Refugees and Resiliency – an inter-professional planning framework developed by Dr Ian Barron, University of Dundee in collaboration with the One World Centre. The framework gives both single agencies, as well as those working together, a quick accessible way of identifying and beginning to respond to the diverse and complex needs of refugees.

Refugees and Human Rightsa wide variety of materials on refugees, asylum and human rights, peace and conflict, diversity and migration. 

One World Centre Open Evening

One World Centre Open Evening

Tuesday 5 December, 5pm ish till 7pm

Find out more about the work of the Centre staff and volunteers.

Enjoy Fair Trade food and drinks.

All welcome!

RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Children's Rights

Children's Rights

In alignment with Curriculum for Excellence and GIRFEC, Article 29 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child states that,
“All children have the right to an education that develops their personality, talents and abilities to the full” and that
“All children’s education must encourage their respect for human rights, as well as respect for their parents, their own and other cultures and the environment.”
Steven Kidd from UNICEF joined with Sally Romilly and Clare Fulton of the Centre to deliver CPD opportunities to teachers and SMT personnel in Fife and Perth & Kinross.

Our Forest Our Future reflections

Our Forest Our Future reflections

With Outdoor Learning high on the agenda as part of Learning for Sustainability education in primary and secondary schools throughout the country, Sally Romilly from the Centre collaborated with Freelance Outdoor & Environmental Learning Specialist Karen Valentine, to deliver an exciting 3-part CPD opportunity for teachers from schools in Fife during October.
Teachers looked at the vital role forests play in sustaining our environment – in the past, the present and, hopefully, the future.
The simple and fun Chainsaw Game (not as alarming as it sounds!) was used to look at how we value our trees, their uses and purpose.

Global Citizenship Roadshow

On September 13 and 14, Dundee and Cupar were the stops for a promotional bus which toured Scotland during the month of September. The aim of the tour organised by IDEAS was to celebrate Global Citizenship Education across the country and engage people with the Sustainable Development Goals.

At each of the venues, people found out more about the Global Goals, what they mean for Scotland and the wider world.

Children's Rights and Global Citizenship Course in Fife and Perth

This course introduces teachers to the UNICEF Launchpad resource, and shows how Children's Rights are integral to Global Citizenship, a key element of Learning for Sustainability.

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Course dates:

Wed Nov 9, Subud Centre, Perth

Course times:

1.15pm to 3.00pm with free lunch available from 12.30pm

One Planet Picnic

One Planet Picnic

The One World Centre is hosting an ethical "One Planet Picnic" on Saturday 20 August 2016, from 12 noon to 5pm at Rosebank Green (opposite Rosebank Primary School in the Hilltown, Dundee). Along with the all important food there will be fun art activities, storytelling, football and more, all with the purpose of exploring questions of fairness, justice and biodiversity. Our partners include Dundee Urban Orchard, Dundee Science Centre, Maxwell Centre Community Garden and the Community Space. Event supported by Keep Scotland Beautiful and Awards for All Scotland.
For more information about the One Planet Picnic project click here: http://www.keepscotlandbeautiful.org/sustainable-development-education/food-and-the-environment/news/one-planet-picnic-2016/

Inter–professional Refugee Trauma Framework Planning Workshop

Dr. Ian Barron

Jane Barron welcomed everybody to the workshop on Tuesday June 14, and began by giving a brief summary of the UK government’s position on refugees.
Across the world according to UNHCR there are 19.5 million refugees. The UK have agreed to take 20,000 by the year 2020 although that number may well increase as more unaccompanied children are welcomed into the UK.
Dr Ian Barron has designed a framework for use by agencies working with traumatised children/adults and the purpose of the workshop was to trial the ‘framework’ looking at what is good and what could be better.

Refugee Festival Dundee

Refugee Festival Dundee

World Refugee Day celebrated on Monday 20 June

Understanding the stories in our own lives and in the lives of others is a good start to understanding ourselves and the "other".

At the "Who Cares for Refugees?" event at the Steeple Church, Nethergate, DD1 4DG there was the opportunity to hear these stories.

Fife Teachers Conference

Teachers from Fife schools attended the Fife Teachers’ Conference organised by the One World Centre and held at Queen Anne High School in Dunfermline on 30th November, 2015.
The teachers were introduced to the “Liter of Light” project
Local artist, Jen Robson, introduced a range of techniques and ideas for recycling plastics to create jewellery, coasters etc

Global Change Creations - Art Workshops

You are invited to a free series of workshops during this school term. You will discover new art techniques with a global citizenship theme.

There is still a great oportunity to come along even if you missed Session 1.

The venue for all sessions will be Meadow Mills Projects, West Henderson's Wynd, Blackness, Dundee, DD1 5BY.

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Worldwise Project Showcase Event

Tuesday April 26, Dundee Vountary Action, No. 10 Constitution Road, Dundee

This event run jointly by Dundee International Women's Centre and One World Centre will incorporate:

  • a workshop looking at project material
  • learners' exhibition
  • sharing the learning from running the project
  • understanding the benefits to adult learning groups across Dundee

The event is recommended for anyone involved in adult education.

The event runs from 9 am to 12.30 pm. Book at Eventbrite.  

Cultural Marketplace Learning

Thursday June 9, Scotland's Jute Museum, Verdant Works, West Henderson’s Wynd, Dundee, DD1 5BT

Come along to learn more about the work of cultural and educational organisations in Dundee.

This event will take place from 4.15 pm to 6 pm.

Food on Film

Film Screening - Thursday 31st March

This event focusing on food sustainability and based around a film screening offers and interesting and enjoyable opportunity for primary school pupils from P6 and P7 to explore the importance of their role as global citizens. 

Food on Film - A Bug's Life

Food on Film - A Bug's Life

The One World Centre is one of a number of organisations from across Scotland  chosen to deliver an event focusing on food sustainability and based around a film screening.  Food on Film is facilitated by Keep Scotland Beautiful ( http://www.keepscotlandbeautiful.org/sustainable-development-education/food-and-the-environment/food-on-film/   and offers an interesting and enjoyable opportunity for primary school pupils from P6 and P7 to explore the importance of their role as global citizens.  Our screening takes place on Thursday 31st March between 9.30am and 12.30pm at The Steps Theatre, Wellgate, Dundee. 

The  screening is of the film "A Bug's Life" and members from St Johns RC High School Fairtrade Group will be in attendance to deliver a presentation and activity to the younger pupils  linked to food justice and the Sustainable Development Goals (http://www.keepscotlandbeautiful.org/sustainable-development-education/eco-schools/about-eco-schools/sustainable-development-goals-conversation/

Interest has already been received from 3 primary schools but we have room for one more! If you would like your P6 or P7 classes to learn more about food production and inequalities please register your interest by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Fair Trade CLPL Session

This is advance notification of a special Fair Trade session at Carnoustie High School on Mon 7 March from 16:00 to 17:00.

This is a cluster event so teachers from feeder primary schools are also invited to come along.

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