We have just been awarded out Sixth Green Flag for work completed under the theme of ‘Global Citizenship: Litter and Waste’. The theme for our sixth Green Flag was Global Citizenship Litter and Waste. We were delighted to be awarded our 6th flag in May 2016.
Citizenship most often relates to being a member of a nation state (country) but it can also relate to being a member of a union of states, like the European Union, or even to the Global population: every single one of us is a citizen of the world. Global citizenship is a moral understanding of our responsibilities and our rights in a global context.
Being a true Global Citizen indicates that we understand that ALL people have equal rights, while at the same time valuing diversity.
In addition, it means that we value the earth as very precious and as a resource upon which we all depend and should care for. The Global Citizenship Litter and Waste theme is concerned with creating knowledge and understanding about the link between environmental degradation and human rights. Students learned about sustainable development and were enabled to examine the world’s interdependency and development in a critical manner in order to create real change by acting locally, effecting a more equitable, just and sustainable globe for ALL.