At Otley All Saints we understand that small actions we make locally can have a global impact. We also try to be an outward-looking school which aims to forge links wherever possible which reflect the diversity of our region, our country and our planet. We are committed to working towards the Global Goals for Sustainable Development by raising their profile within school and the wider community.
We are a Fairtrade School
We have been a Fairtrade school for a number of years now.
Each February, we run a Fairtrade fortnight to raise awareness of fair prices and trade for all. During the two weeks, we run a Fairtrade cafe and enjoy lots of fun games and activities which help us to better understand the importance of choosing Fairtrade.
My Bright Kite
We have been lucky enough to work alongside a fantastic organisation @
who have helped us to host Refugee Week in school and given us the opportunity to take part in future projects such as Hearts and Hopes https://www.nolaellentraining.co.uk/hearts-and-hopes
Alongside Nola Ellen, from My Bright Kite, our children are learning about the experiences of refugees now living in Leeds and forging friendships to help us better understand their needs.
During our last two Refugee Weeks, we have been honoured to welcome children currently studying at Lawnswood High School who have fled from countries such as Syria, Eritrea and Afganistan.
Getting to know our neighbours around the world
We are very excited to be signed up to the British Council's Schools Online webpage. This allows us to make links with schools all over the world and engage in exciting projects with them.
Year 3 are currently exchanging emails with Masajja Prime School in the Kampala district of Uganda.
We are learning about all the ways in which life there is both similar and different to life in Otley.
Year 1 are also establishing a link with a school in and we're hoping to have others up and running soon.
The Global Goals for Sustainable Development
We have recently launched our initiative to help work towards the Global Goals. This is a set of aims set out by the United Nations to improve the world we live in by making various changes related to important areas such as education, health and equality by the year 2030. To find out more about these Goals, please watch 'The World's Largest Lesson' @
and ask your child about what they know.
Our recently elected Global Champions are working hard to ensure that we learn about these 17 Goals in our classrooms and make some positive steps towards reaching them. You can spot them in school wearing their Global Champions badges.