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Case studies of transition

Through the Global Learning Programme, schools developed work focused on year 6-7 transition and progression in geography, with a global learning theme. The projects aimed to develop good practice, in global learning and include:


  • Two schools in the Isle of Man and a group of schools in Gloucestershire used joint teaching about India to support transition
  • Schools in Gloucestershire focused on creative blogging, geography and literacy
  • A group of schools in Hertfordshire focused on a school link with Ghana.

Globalisation and interdependence:

  • Three schools in Burton on Trent used a day conference format for pupils to explore globalisation and interdependence
  • A group of schools in Bexley worked together on exploring migration
  • A cluster of schools in Leeds taught a series of lessons on Fair Trade, then evaluated their work and presented it to a teachers’ conference
  • Two schools in Liverpool investigated globalisation and interdependence using a focus on chocolate; two schools in Lincolnshire focused on cotton and clothing
  • A group of schools in Kent used fieldwork and mapwork at the local docks as a starting point for investigating trade and globalisation
  • Two schools in the Isle of Man developed global learning to support their global pen-friends links.


  • A cluster of schools in the Isle of Wight collaborated on a Model UN Conference on climate change
  • Schools in Worcester who investigated the sustainability of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games
  • Pupils from a group of schools in Leicester investigated, wrote and published a book about the sustainable development goals
  • Schools in Gloucester focused on the Arctic to investigate sustainability.

Global learning:

  • A cluster of schools in the Lake District ran a global day conference for pupils and teachers
  • A group of schools in Nottingham ran a transition day focused on diversity
  • A group of schools in Northamptonshire researched the gaps in learning between Key Stages 2 and 3, then used a project on the Olympic games to help bridge them.

Download: Global Learning Programme Key Stage 2 – 3 transition project case studies

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