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About Changemakers

The 17 Global Goals

The aim of the GOAL Changemakers Award is to collect, celebrate and share your fantastic ideas of how to contribute to the Global Goals with all participating schools and the Irish public.

We are calling all 3rd - 6th class age groups to enter the GOAL Changemakers Award!

We invite you to get to know the Global Goals, take action to help achieve them and share your actions with us to be in with a chance to win numerous fun prizes.

Yes, our future faces big challenges like Climate Change, Poverty and Global Injustices, and hearing about these can be overwhelming. However, there are reasons to be optimistic about the future!

The 17 Global Goals are agreed upon by all UN world leaders and have the power to end poverty, fight inequality, stop climate change and protect our oceans, flora and fauna by 2030.

A generation of incredibly conscientious and active young people and educators who are taking so many actions to bring about a fair and sustainable world.

Step-By-Step Guide

Register
Your interest and receive a Goal Changemakers Award pack in the post.

Facilitate
The two Global Goals curriculum-linked lessons provided in the Award pack (the lesson plans are also available below).

Brainstorm
All the things your class do or could do to contribute to the Global Goals.

Take Action
Implement (or continue) your GOAL Changemakers Award project and record it either with photos, a poster or a video.

Submit
Your idea/project by completing the submission form and sending us your photos, poster or video – via email to [email protected] or by sending it to GOAL, Carnegie House, Library Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co.Dublin by the 20th of December.

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Let’s Spread the Word!

GOAL will share your visual submission to inspire others to take action to achieve the Global Goals. On January 22 at noon the winners will be announced along with project submissions uploaded on goalglobal.org/goalchangemakers and publicised on national media.

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Ballybrown School, Waterford Recycling Project

Registration

Ballybrown students impressed the Changemnakers judges with their innovative design. 

All you need to do at this stage is inform us that you are interested in taking part in this year’s award by filling out the form below or emailing us at [email protected]. We will then get in contact with you upon the launch of the 2020 award. Please note that the GOAL Changemakers Award is open to groups that fall within the 3 rd – 6 th class category.

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Ideas for Project Actions

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“There was a book drive at school. We started a small school library for all students to borrow books from.”

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“We ran a campaign to promote 50/50 representation on student council and the Green School committee.”

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“There was a book drive at school. We started a small school library for all students to borrow books from.”

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“We ran a campaign to promote 50/50 representation on student council and the Green School committee.”

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“Our class organised a ‘Meet and Greet’ for newly arrived refugees in our community to help us to get to know each other.”

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“Instead of our teachers organising the annual beach clean-up, we, 6th class did. We also campaigned for a recycling bin at our local beach.”

Meet Our Jurors

Flossie Donnelly

Climate Activist and Student
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Sarah Webb

Children's Writer and Festival Programmer
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Jonathan McCrea

Presenter and Broadcaster
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Mary Van Lieshout

Deputy CEO and Director of External Affairs at GOAL
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Changemaker Prizes

A winning project from each province will be chosen. The winning project group will be invited on a day out to a sustainable development themed interactive experience in their province. GOAL will cover transport costs for all winners. Every class who submits a project will receive a GOAL Changemakers Certificate of Recognition.

Cool Planet Experience Prize:
A class trip to the Cool Planet Experience in Powerscourt, Wicklow. Check out the fantastic and interactive day out here: https://www.coolplanetexperience.org/

Brigit's Garden Prize:
A class trip to Brigit’s Garden in Rosscahill, Galway. Check out the fantastic and interactive day out here: http://www.brigitsgarden.ie/

W5 Prize:
A class trip to the W5 in Belfast City, Antrim. Check out the fantastic and interactive day out here: https://w5online.co.uk/

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Teachers Resources

Award Resources

Click on the link below to access resources that will help your calls on their way to becoming GOAL Changemakers:

Additional Resources

Additional resources that can help you introduce your class to the Global Goals:

Other Useful Resources