Creating Local, National and Global Citizens from an Early Age
A few weeks ago, during one of our in-service days, the teachers worked in groups to reflect on the definition of a global citizen, which is part of our mission as a school. It was commonly agreed that it does not only entail being aware of what happens in the World but also understanding that we should take an active role in helping out.
When the sad news about Australia’s fires came out, I thought long and hard about how to approach the subject with my children. When I asked them what we could do to help, they suggested some great ideas, but we agreed that moving to Australia or opening up a zoo for injured animals was not really feasible! For this reason, I suggested collecting some money to be sent to one of the local charities. The children fully embraced the initiative, showing such generosity, that some even asked to bring money to school every day.
I was so touched by the care and compassion that they showed towards the injured animals and the disappearing of their habitat. Great job Nursery 4!
Looking forward to continuing our mission of creating not only global but also national citizens this week, with our first Bake Sale on Friday, ready to support our local E.N.P.A. Animal Shelter.
Nursery 4 Teacher