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Here you will find information about the programmes and resources that we have specifically for primary schools to support you to deliver Global Citizenship Education.
Concern Primary Debates
Debating is a brilliant way to develop students skills in communication, researching, critical thinking and active listening. It is a great way to bring Global Citizenship Education into your classroom!
In partnership with Education Centres around the country, Concern runs an annual primary debating programme which gives students the chance to debate on topics such as poverty, climate change and inequality. Schools can enter a team of six students – with three students speaking and the other three acting as subs and researchers, but class participation is encouraged!
The programme is facilitated regionally by the Education Centres who have chosen to participate, with schools debating online. Once each region has declared a winner, the debates will move in person and are managed directly by the Concern Schools team.
We are delighted to have rolled out the debates to Northern Ireland as well, which means the programme is now all-island!
Find out more about the Concern Primary Debates Programme
Hunger Heroes is series of lesson plans, case studies and classroom activities that have been uniquely tailored for senior primary school students (3rd to 6th class pupils) around the theme of Hunger.
The activities have been designed so that multi-class teachers and teachers of junior primary students will also be able to find activities suitable for their class. There will be a cross-curricular approach in the pack with activity suggestions covering everything from literacy and numeracy to drama and art. Use our Teacher’s Packs to learn more about Hunger, Nutrition, and Development.
We encourage teachers to complete a Hunger Heroes action project or fundraiser with their class in order to deepen awareness and understanding and to become Hunger Heroes!
Someone Like Me
‘Someone Like Me’ is an illustrated children's book that tells the stories of children affected by war, natural disaster and extreme poverty. It’s a great educational resource that allows children to understand global development issues and what life is like for other children around the world. You can now download this for free!
We have also developed new resources to be used alongside the book specifically tailored for senior primary school students. Each folder contains a PowerPoint presentation and an activity sheet.
Irish Language Resources
Some of our most popular resources are now available to download as Gaeilge!
- SDG cards
- SDG grid poster.
- Duine Mar Mé - Someone Like Me or Duine Mar Mé and the accompanying teacher's guide. There are also two accompanying downloadable powerpoints, and worksheets- Bangladesh and Liberia, and each story is read as Gaeilge on the PowerPoint.
- Hunger Heroes – The Hunger Heroes pack has now been translated into Irish for use in primary schools.
Become a life-saving aid worker in our new video game that takes a fun and innovative approach to tackling serious world issues.
Come to the assistance of a community devastated by storm and floods. Complete all the mini games in order to bring them the supplies they need!