Welcome!

Welcome to our new Globetrotters blog. We are very excited to be representing global learning in our school. Look out for us around school, we will be wearing special blue lanyards so staff and children know that we are a global rep.

We will be doing lots of exciting activities during our club and we will be updating our blog each week. Every half term we will make a broadcast in the TV studio that will be shared on here, on the website and around school.

Meet our global mascot Peter! He will be jetting off around the world and inspiring our topics for each week.

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Project Gambia

We were joined by Bev Hodt today and she talked to us about the different projects that are happening in The Gambia at the moment. She shared lots of photos and videos with us, and talked to us about the shoe box appeal that we may be getting involved with.

Welcome Globetrotters!

Welcome to our new Globetrotters! We have enjoyed getting to know each other over the last two weeks. Yesterday, we had to decide our new jobs for each member, it was difficult to vote for everyone!

What are you looking forward to the most?

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All plastic should be banned!

We had fun and escaped the heat to debate whether all plastics should be banned or not. We researched on iPads how much plastic finds its way to the ocean but also how useful reusable plastic is. We decided unanimously that all plastic should not be banned but we need to find a better way of using single use plastic.

Save the Whale!

We had a great morning working with other schools in the Stour Valley area. We discussed the dangers of single use plastic in the oceans, especially as so much of it ends up there. Then we skyped Peder Hill all the way in Vienna, as he was at the UN conference for World Ocean Day. We worked as a team to create sculptures out of recycled plastic. It was brilliant!

Save our oceans!

Globetrotters are busy making posters, art work and poetry ready for our global conference next Friday. It is all about protecting life below water and our oceans. We have talked about ways we can do this and one of the things we are focusing on is using less single use plastic.

Welcome back!

We enjoyed our first meeting back after the Easter break and we recapped what our roles are in the group. We began talking about Mother Earth Day and what we can do as a school to take care of our planet. We have made checklists for class teachers to keep in the classrooms. We are looking forward to our Outdoor Classroom Day that is coming up soon!

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Arty afternoon!

We looked carefully at the global goals no hunger and no poverty. We created some art work in response to this using pointillism. We drew around our hands as a sign to show we are saying no to world hunger. Hopefully these will go with our other projects on display!

Globetrotters!

We had a great first meeting and have enjoyed welcoming the new start to our club. This week we talked about the club code of conduct and elected roles for the group. We have a chairperson, deputy chairperson, secretary, treasurer, register, assistant and IT specialists. We are looking forward to the next few weeks!

Global Art Day!

Our year 4 globetrotters had a lovely morning creating some global art with other schools in the Stour Valley area. We drew around images of our hands and decorated them using the skill pointillism. By doing this it was a way for us to say no to hunger and poverty around the world as we were focusing on the first two global goals. This art work will be displayed in Stourbridge town hall, so watch this space!