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Congratulations to Totley All Saints in Sheffield, who have achieved Bronze Award status in our Global Neighbours scheme in recognition of its wide-ranging steps to love their global neighbours.

From recycling and saving energy, to Fairtrade Fortnight events and learning about the Rights of the Child, pupils and staff at Totley All Saints have been working hard to tackle global poverty.

Totley All Saints join Kilham Primary in East Yorkshire, who also received their bronze award in May 2018, and Knayton Primary Academy in North Yorkshire, who were the first school nationally to earn the Global Neighbours gold award.

About the Global Neigbours accreditation scheme

Global Neighbours celebrates schools that are helping pupils learn about global poverty, the Christian responsibility to tackle it, and gives them the tools to confidently play a part in creating a fairer world.

Caroline Weir, Education Coordinator at Christian Aid, said: 'The Global Neighbours Scheme was launched in partnership with the Church of England’s Education Office with a vision of helping young people understand more about the inequalities in this world and helping them to become courageous advocates for those who have no voice.

It’s wonderful to see how staff and pupils at Totley All Saints have taken this to heart and are seeking to tackle injustice.'

Christian Aid is recruiting volunteer teachers to deliver the scheme

Caroline adds: 'Christian Aid is also looking to recruit more volunteer teachers locally to go into schools to help us deliver the scheme.

If you have experience of working with children and are excited about inspiring a new generation of agents of change, we would love to hear from you!'

Is your school eligible to join Global Neighbours?

Any primary school in England can join the Global Neighbours scheme.

There are three levels of accreditation: bronze, silver and gold.

These are verified by Church of England Education Office assessors, who look for evidence across five areas:

  • school leadership 
  • teaching and learning
  • collective worship and spiritual development
  • pupil participation
  • community engagement

Interested in becoming a volunteer Christian Aid teacher?

Learn more about becoming a Christian Aid teacher

Contact your local Christian Aid office