The World’s Largest Lesson
On Friday 7th October, all classes in our school watched and learned about the World’s Largest Lesson. The World’s Largest Lesson is an animated video which teaches children (and their teachers and parents) about the Global Goals for Sustainable Development. The Global Goals were agreed on by the UN in 2015. There are 17 of them and it is envisaged that they be achieved by the year 2030.
The goals aim to end extreme poverty and to make the world a fairer and more sustainable place. If these goals are to be realised, each global citizen must take action, however small, and we hope to play our part in RaLET.
On Wednesday 12th October, reporters from RTE’s ‘news2day’ programme came to our school to find out what we were learning and doing about the Global Goals. They visited Fifth Class and asked us some questions. We explained to them that the first step in our action on the Global Goals would be to spread the word about them throughout the school and ask others to do the same. We thought that it was hugely important as a first step because in order for the goals to be achieved, everybody must know about them. RTE recorded footage of us travelling to second class on horseback, spreading the message.
The “news2day” report was broadcast on Monday 17th October, International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. The episode is still available on RTE player if you have not seen it already.