Welcome to the Global Goals Advent Calendar! With the festive season fast approaching Green-Schools wanted to take the opportunity to introduce the Global Goals through both fun and engaging activities themed around the advent season! These activities were specifically curated to take minimal time and preparation. We hope you enjoy, and do not forget to share your work by tagging @GreenSchoolsIre on Twitter and Instagram using #GSAdventGoals! Click the image on right to download a poster.
Global Goal 1: No Poverty
To kick off the first day of the Global Goals Advent Calendar learn about poverty, an often difficult topic to introduce to students, by watching this engaging video with a positive twist and checking out the resource below. Don’t forget to complete your first loop in the chain and come back tomorrow for another great resource!
Global Goal 2: Zero Hunger
Explore Global Goal 2: Zero Hunger by investigating the issues around food waste and how you and your school can prevent it, by watching the video below and using the Activity Sheet in class.
Global Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being
Good Health and Well-Being isn’t just about exercise, it’s also about ensuring health lives and promoting well-being for all. Investigate the importance of air quality and dive into an experiment where you will test the air quality in and around your school!
Global Goal 4: Quality Education
Learn about Malala Yousafzai and her fight for Global Goal 4: Quality Education today, then have an engaging discussion about learning as a right and what we can do to raise awareness about the importance of education for all.
Global Goal 5: Gender Equality
Come learn about the relationship of Global Goal 5: Gender Equality and how it relates to the gender pay gap and gender stereotyping with Joanne!
Global Goal 6: Clean Water & Sanitation
Globally more than 884 million people do not have safe water to drink, which is why Global Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation is so important! Learn about water filtration with this hands-on experiment!
Global Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
Explore Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy and the story of energy through this enlightening activity, do not forget your test your knowledge with the quiz!
Global Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
Learn all about Fairtrade and how it links to Global Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth by taking this fun quiz!
Global Goal 9: Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure
Explore Global Goal 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, by first listening to William Kamkwamba discuss how building a windmill changed his entire community. Then join Linda to create your very own windmill!
Global Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities
See the importance of Global Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities by watching taking a trip with The Normals. Then have a thought-provoking discussion with students about how accessible your community is and ways to make it more accessible.
Global Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
On the 11th day of Christmas my true love gave to me, a sustainable city! Build your very own sustainable city and help Santa and his reindeer decide which city has better air quality for him and his reindeer to fly in.
Global Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
For Global Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production, follow along with Jo and Lizzy and discover how to upcycle an old t-shirt into something new!
Global Goal 13: Climate Action
To celebrate Global: Goal 13 Climate Action, dive into the causes of climate change, and the solution that lies within each one of us with Birgit.
Global Goal 14: Life Below Water
Explore a moment of mindfulness while learning about Global Goal 14: Life Below Water, with Joanne.
Global Goal 15: Life on Land
Learn about Global Goal 15: Life on Land, by joining Birgit as she explores the wonderful world of microbes! Then create your very own Microbe superhero.
Global Goal 16: Peace, Justice, & Strong Institutions
Discover what it means to have a peaceful society with Global Goal 16: Peace, Justice, & Strong Institutions. Then get crafty while making your very own symbol of peace ornament!
Global Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals
Congratulations, you’ve made it to the final Global Goal! Dive into the last resources and learn about the importance of teamwork as well as celebrating all that we have in common. Complete your final loop on the chain and take home your 17 Global Goals chain and hang it on your Christmas tree to remind yourself of the pledges you’ve made!