The Sustainable Development Goals or Global Goals were launched by the United Nations in 2015. The goals are a series of ambitious targets to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice and fix climate change for everyone by 2030.
If the Goals are met, they ensure the health, safety and future of the planet for everyone on it. And their best chance of being met is if everyone on the planet is aware of them.
At Firrhill, as part of our journey towards becoming a Gold level Rights Respecting School, the Global Goals are included across a wide range of learning contexts. For example:
Goal 4 – Quality Education – pupils explore this through RMPS and the Send my Friend resource.
Goal 10 – Reduced Inequalities – Firrhill’s Gender, Sexuality and Equality Alliance deliver House assemblies to highlight inequalities based on sexuality, during LGBT History Month.
Goal 11 – Sustainable Communities – within the S2 STEM curriculum, pupils consider how communities across the world sustain themselves with limited resources.