News and events

News and events

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.

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.

Global Citizenship introduction for newly qualified teachers

This session will provide an introduction to resources and methodologies related to Global Citizenship. We are pleased to announce the following locations and dates.

Career Long Professional Learning (CLPL) Follow Up sessions

We are happy to announce the following date and venue for those who have previously attended CLPL sessions.

30th Birthday celebrations!

On Wednesday 1st July, the One World Centre welcomed friends old and new to celebrate 30 years of work in the city.

Happy Birthday OWC!

Last night the One World Centre celebrated its 30th birthday! Lots of friends old and new came together to hear about the work and view the new website. Councillor Craig Melville cut the cake, a creation of fair trade ingredients topped with our iconic dove sculpted in icing.

Fife Science Conference

Exciting news . . . the One World Centre will be holding a Science Conference for secondary school teachers in Fife on Friday 30 October. There will be opportunities to see how science and craft, art and design can bring a global learning dimension to our classrooms.  The hosting venue will be Queen Anne High School, Dunfermline.

To reserve your school's places, please forward the staff member names, email addresses, school name and telphone number to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone Clare on 01382 454603.

Christmas Resources

As Advent continues here is a link to some Christian Aid resources for Advent and Christmas which may be useful for the classroom: Christmas Resources.

Our World to Save Exhibition

Our World to Save Exhibition

Friday December 4 to Monday December 7, The Steeple Church, Nethergate, Dundee, DD1 4DG

Last year, the One World Centre in Dundee launched a project called the Creative Community Programme.
Reaching out to community centres, schools and support groups, we built relationships with young people of all ages. 
Working alongside an artist, the young people shared their unique backgrounds, identities, interests and passions, and created artworks that express how they truly feel about global issues of today, asking important questions about our future.

The resulting exhibition shows a range of artworks produced to raise awareness and encourage action to create a better world.

We cordially invite you to come to our exhibition opening night on Friday Dec 4 from 4 pm to 7 pm at The Steeple Church. 
The exhibition will then be open on a drop-in basis from 12 noon to 5pm on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Footballs: A Fair Playing Field

Bala Football

Monday 2 November at 6.30pm

Come and find out more about Fairtrade footballs!

A talk by Angus Coull of Bala Sport.

Rights across the Curriculum: an active learning approach

Wed 23rd September, 4.30pm-5.45pm, at Perth Museum & Art Gallery

A CLPL course to help build teachers’ understanding of Human Rights and Children’s Rights and show how teaching about them is relevant across the curriculum.  Visit the Professional Learning section to find out more.

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