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Development Education - Workshops

GOAL offers free Development Education workshops to primary and secondary schools. These workshops use a variety of active and participatory learning methodologies to explore global issues and give students a voice and a forum to critically engage. Our curriculum-linked workshops also motivate and support students to take action for change.

Workshops for Primary Schools

This year we are offering two exciting workshops for primary schools. These workshops are:

  • Suitable for 3rd to 6th class (max 35 per group)
  • Approximately 90 minutes in duration
  • Linked to GOAL’s Development Education resources
  • Free of charge

Please note that:

  • As the workshops are drama-based, appropriate space is needed (e.g. a hall, library or cleared classroom)
  • A teacher is required to stay with the class for the duration of the workshop
  • Schools will be asked to complete a brief survey with participating pupils prior to the GOAL visit
  • Workshops are subject to availability – early booking is advised
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Workshops for Primary School Pupils

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Drought and Migration in Ethiopia

This workshop uses drama methodologies to learn about the realities of life in a rural Ethiopian community affected by drought.

- Themes of poverty, drought and migration are explored through drama.
- Follow on lesson plans are available.
- This workshop is relevant to the following Sustainable Development Goals: 1, 2, 6, 8, 10 and 13.

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Spotlight on South Sudan

This workshop uses drama methodologies to learn about life in South Sudan, the world’s newest country.

- Themes of poverty, water and development are explored through drama.
- Follow on lesson plans are available in ‘Spotlight on South Sudan’, a resource developed in collaboration with staff at the Froebel Dept. of Primary and Early Childhood Education at Maynooth University.
- This workshop is relevant to the following Sustainable Development Goals: 1, 3 and 6.

Workshops for Secondary Schools

Workshops for secondary schools are developed to engage students in global issues, help them to develop an understanding by linking local to global issues and support them to take action and become active global citizens. Our development education workshops for secondary schools are:

  • Flexible in duration (75 - 120 minutes depending on time available)
  • Suitable for junior and senior cycle students and relevant to courses and projects such as Young Social Innovators, BT Young Scientist, CSPE Action project, LCA Contemporary Issues, etc.
  • Free of charge

Please note that a teacher is required to stay with the class for the duration of the workshop. Workshops are subject to availability – early booking is advised.

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Talks for Secondary School Students

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Exploring Conflict

This workshop explores the theme of conflict, drawing on historical and current events, and GOAL’s experience, in current conflict situations such as Syria, providing students with a platform to discuss, debate and plan for action and change.

- The workshop takes place in students' own classroom - projector screen/IWB required.
- Maximum of 35 students per workshop.

Booking Form


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    Priority will be given to schools taking part in Jersey Day during September and October.