Global Citizenship -
Food and biodiversity

This theme explores how growing and eating our own food impacts our personal health, and how it has knock-on impacts for local and foreign biodiversity.
Sustainable Development Goals

Global Citizenship – Food and Biodiversity is a maintenance theme that facilitates schools exploring and discovering how actions on the Green-Schools programme locally, positively influence environments worldwide.

The Global Citizenship Food and Biodiversity theme consists of two main strands of work. The first strand focuses on local actions, including growing and eating food that is produced on the school grounds. The second strand focuses on global impacts; such as the positive impact that these local actions can have, by interrupting the current global food production system, and the environmental problems associated with it e.g. by reducing the miles that food has travelled, or by avoiding the packaging waste associated with shop-bought foods.

We found that this theme in particular really interested the children. They were eager to get involved and enjoyed the hands on aspect of this theme. Working on the programme has encouraged us as a school to think bigger about how we can support children's learning and understanding of Global Environmental issues.

Primary Food & Bio school

Scoil Ursula N.S, Sligo

Caitriona Kernan of Scoil Ursula N.S, Sligo, gives us a tour of the vegetable garden and polytunnel, which is being well looked after during the summer months by dedicated care takers.


We have an extensive range of resources covering all themes.

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We have an extensive range of resources covering all themes.

Build a Bird’s Nest

Ever wondered how birds are able to build their own nests just using their beaks and feet? See how difficult it is for you with your hands! Can you build […]

Cooking for our Tastebuds

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Tasting Workshop

Students explore a variety of fresh foods using all of their senses in this interactive lesson.

Make a Bird Feeder Necklace with LEAF

Make a very simple bird feeder necklace with string and old fruit to help keep little birds well and fed during chilly months!

Case Studies

We have an extensive range of resources covering all themes.

Scoil an Spioraid Naoimh Case Study

Scoil an Spioraid Naoimh is a primary school in Roxboro, Limerick with about 300 students and 22 teachers.


St. Vincent de Paul National School

St. Vincent de Paul (SVP) National School is a girls’ senior primary school in Dublin. There are 316 students from 2nd to 6th class and 20 teachers.

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