GYAP

GLOBAL YOUTH AMBASSADOR PROJECT

Global learning is an important part of any schools approach to inspire, motivate and educate students. This includes developing the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils, but also includes supporting improved teaching, pupil behaviour, school leadership and pupil achievement.

What is Global

Think Global defines global learning as education that puts learning in a global context, fostering:

• Critical and creative thinking;
• Self-awareness and open-mindedness towards difference;
• Understanding of global issues and power relationships;
• Optimism and action for a better world.

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How global learning can inspire students & help schools meet ofsted criteria

Our focus is encouraging pupils to build their confidence through communicating with other students across the World. Pupils improve their communication skills and help with cultural barriers through:

• Interactive and engaging classroom based lessons

• Ongoing communication and networking

• Sports

• Activities

• Cultural excursions and exchanges

 

HOW DOES GYAP WORK?

GYAP plays a major role in helping to ensure pupils spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development needs are met, as well as helping provide a platform for your teachers professional development. GYA’s will be “buddied” with their visiting international pupil and they will provide peer support during their visit.

We work in partnership with your school to provide a bespoke package that suits your schools needs:

• Pupils become Global Youth Ambassadors (GYA’s)

• Cultural lessons, activities and excursions

• Evidence of pupils cultural experiences and learning

• FREE or heavily subsidised educational trips to one of our partner schools across the World for pupils and teachers or a choice of a payment for each student you host

• Pen pals with your sister schools

• Video messages and lessons from other countries

• CPD conferences in other countries for senior leaders or teachers within your school

• Global network of schools sharing best practice

GLOBAL YOUTH AMBASSADORS

To have the highest impact, our programmes are pupil led ensuring pupils spiritual, moral, social and cultural development needs are met. Pupils will meet with one of our trainers where they will understand what it is to be a Global Citizen. On completion of their training they will become a Global Youth Ambassador. Each GYA will receive their own GYA booklet, badge and certificate.

Global learning is an important part of any schools approach to inspire, motivate and educate students. This includes developing the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils, but also includes supporting improved teaching, pupil behaviour, school leadership and pupil achievement.

 

BENEFITS

Being a member of the GYAP provides a range of benefits for your pupils, teachers, school and community.

• Being a member is FREE

• All costs for GYA’s and visiting guests are covered via the GYAP network

• Opportunities for lower income families across the world to benefit from FREE educational trips abroad

• New and engaging opportunities for targeted/PP pupils

• Become part of the GYA network

• Term time immersion programmes, holiday clubs and summer immersion programmes run in your school for pupils and members of the community

• CPD opportunities for staff to visit other schools across the world

• Teacher exchanges

In exchange for hosting pupils within your school, your school is able to earn credits which in turn can be used to:

• Send pupils or teachers abroad

• Purchase educational equipment for your school

Important!

“Ofsted inspectors are interested in identifying any strengths that your school may have. If you can show, by taking a global approach in your curriculum and in the general ethos of your school, that pupils are more motivated, engaged and interested in learning, and that this is having a positive impact upon their outcomes, the inspectors should see that this is a strength and credit you for it.” -Steven Taylor,
School Improvement Officer, Shropshire