Global Classrooms

The international linking project began in late 2020 when Green-Schools joined forces with our colleagues and friends in Eco-Schools Kenya and Kenya Organisation for Environmental Education . The aim was co-creation of five workshops on five Global Goals: Goal 5: Gender Equality, Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production, Goal 13: Climate Action, Goal 14: Life Below Water, and Goal 15: Life on Land. Each school in Ireland and Kenya participating in the project was required to take action on their assigned global goal, creating an environment of interconnected learning and a greater understanding of the things the students have in common and things that may be different It was a great success and a fantastic global learning opportunity. 

You can watch all of the schools projects from Year 1 here.

Now accepting applications for 2023-24

Schools are now invited to apply for the Global Classrooms Project for this academic year. This is a wonderful opportunity for any school from 4th class upwards, working on any Global Citizenship theme, to engage in meaningful project work connected to the Global Goals.

The school year 2021/2022 has seen an expansion of the project and a new name “Global Classrooms”.  Two additional countries, South Africa and the U.A.E participated in the project . The Global Classrooms project included a launch event in November 2021, delivery of global goals workshops to 27 schools in Ireland and 1 school in Dubai delivered by Green-Schools staff and workshops delivered in all other countries by Eco-Schools Kenya (KOEE) and Eco-Schools South Africa ( WESSA).

A week long learning festival about the global goals (SDGs) was held in early May 2022, which included one day of communication and exchange of information between the students, and culminated in a final event of sharing their learnings at the end of June 2022.

You can watch each day of the festival here
Global Goals Week 2023 Promo

Have a look at some of the amazing projects from participating schools last year:

Global Classrooms

Scoil an Coróine Mhuire, Co. Wicklow

Gender Stereotypes

Jobs for All

Gender Equality

Garrydoolis N.S., Co. Limerick

Gender Equality in Sport

Gender Equality in Jobs

St. Bridget’s SNGS, Finglas, Co. Dublin – Life Below Water, Plastic Pollution

St. Mologa’s NS, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin – Life Below Water, Plastic Pollution

Straide N.S. Co. Mayo- Life Below Water, Plastic Pollution

JSS Private School – Circular Economy/ Responsible Production and Consumption


Green Stay Hotel


Waste To Wearables


Killeeneen NS – Climate Action  

Eco Pitch

Wheely Good Wheelchairs

Oranmore BNS – Life on Land – Our Planet Our Future Designathons 

The Crunchy Nut 2000

Alcohol Based Fruit Fuel

Scoil na mBuachaillí Circular Economy/ Responsible Production and Consumption  

The M.O.M. and the BCD

Scoil Naomh Bríd, Ballycastle – Climate Action 

The Sea Bot

Solar Panelled Airplane

SN Corclough – Life on Land Our Planet Our Future Designathon 

Inclusion and the fight against global warming

Budlight Sensor

The High Flyers

St.Patricks NS , Monasterboise Co. Louth – Climate Action 

The Rubbish Race

The Portable Power Charger (PPC)

Gaelscoil Chluain Meala, Co. Tipperary- Sustainable Cities & Communities (Mobility)

Inchicore National School, Co. Dublin- Sustainable Cities & Communities (Mobility)

Oola National School, Co. Limerick- Clean Water and Sanitation

St. Brigid’s National School, Co. Limerick- Sustainable Cities & Communities (Mobility)

St Mary’s No 2 School Co Tipperary Ireland -Responsible Consumption & Production/Circular Economy  

North Dublin National School Project, Dublin, Ireland- Responsible Consumption & Production/ Circular Economy 

Kenyan Schools

Muthurwa Primary School, Kenya – Responsible Production and Consumption

Nairobi International School, Kenya – Responsible Production and Consumption

Samaj Senior School, Nairobi, Kenya – Life Below Water  

A Poem by Danson Imbwaga, Kenya

South African Schools

Students discuss climate change in South Africa: 

Amanzimtoti Primary School, South Africa- Combating Climate Change, school actions

Clean Water and Sanitation with Students from South Africa