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Schools ending poverty


Pupils across Britain are taking action with Oxfam, learning about the big global issues and helping to shape a brighter future.

And while they're at it, they're learning new skills, developing confidence - and having a lot of fun. So if you're a parent, why not get your children's school involved?

Children and young people have the passion - and the power - to shape a world free from poverty. And we can help. Whether it's bringing lessons to life, starting a campaign group or organising a fundraising event, Oxfam's education website is brimming with ideas, resources and support for schools. Don't just take our word for it - meet some of the pupils, parents and teachers who are getting all fired up for Oxfam. 

Check out our education website - and get your school involved today

All fired up: What pupils say

"I've learnt that there are so many ways to make a change. Just like I want a good future, other people want a good future too. We can work together to make this happen." Emre and other pupils at Woodside High School met their MP to discuss how climate change is causing hunger.

What the parents say…

The activities have definitely captured Susi's imagination. They are well designed to be thought-provoking but also quirky and entertaining. The 'Oxfamily' seem to have great fun - as well as being a force to reckon with."

Charlotte, mum of Susi, Sir John Lawes School in Harpenden

"There's a sense of being part of a team doing something that matters, a feeling that they can make a difference. Dottie has developed greater understanding of current affairs - such as Syria and climate change - and this personal link to these global issues makes her enthusiastic about finding out more."

Kate, mum of Dottie, Sir John Lawes School in Harpenden

What the teachers say…

"We want children to be confident, we want them to be curious, we want them to have all the knowledge and skills that they need. But we also want them to understand the changing world and to be part of a discussion of how they can promote equality, and know that they are the citizens of now."

Susan Bush, Curriculum Development Leader, Torriano Junior School

 "Exams are only half of the story - we also want to send out rounded individuals - and global citizenship is a massive part of the way we do that."

Claire Robins, Headteacher at Sir John Lawes School

Teachers at Hill West Primary School in Sutton Coldfield setting a good example by performing a Singing in the Rain flashmob during break time

Tell the teacher!

We know that teachers are incredibly busy. That's why, drawing on over 50 years' experience of working with schools, we've developed a great range of teaching resources that will help enable young people to actively engage with the world. These resources, designed to promote global citizenship, are easy to search by topic, age and curriculum area. So check them out and share them with your child's teacher or the school head. Or you could even get the PTA involved and hold a fundraising or campaigning event. And of course we'd love to hear what your school gets up to and to share your inspiring stories and pictures online.


Get your school involved today 

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