On Wednesday 14 November, W5 welcomed over 160 pupils from seven local primary schools to the launch of this year’s Seismic Citizenship programme.
Funded by the Department of Education Northern Ireland and British Council, the Seismic Citizenship programme targets Key Stage 2 pupils and aims to teach young people about an alternative culture, raise awareness of global citizenship and create international links.
Pupils and teacher worked closely together with W5 and British Council Spanish speaking Language Assistants from South American cultures, as they learnt about the traditional music, food, clothes, local celebrations and landmarks linked to the nationalities of the language assistants.
During their visit, W5 taught pupils about global citizenship and the importance of sustainable development goals and how they affect their day to day lives. With particular focus on climate change, pupils then learnt about natural disasters in countries such as Peru where events such as flooding and earthquakes are becoming all too routine.
In the new year, pupils will be invited back to W5 for the final event of the programme, where their skills and knowledge will be put to the test.
Thank you to participating schools and all those involved. We hope you had a great time and look forward to seeing you again soon!
Participating schools included: