Want to develop your students’ critical thinking?

Want workshops at your school delivered at times to suit you? Interested in issues linked to the Refugee Crisis and global learning?

Who can take part?

ChangeMakers is designed for groups of learners aged 14-18 years in schools and colleges in Wales. The project would be ideal for Welsh Baccalaureate learners although students don’t have to be studying for the Welsh Baccalaureate to take part. All schools and colleges in Wales are encouraged to apply. If you are a Welsh-medium school/college, please note that the workshop facilitator(s) might not be a fluent Welsh speaker(s), but every effort will be made to ensure that materials used with learners will be available in the preferred language of the group (English or Welsh).

What does it involve?

The responsible teacher from the school/college should complete the application form, with input from learners encouraged. The ChangeMakers group should be made up of 12-20 learners and, this year, there are spaces for four ChangeMakers schools.

We will run a full-day or two half-day workshops at each of the selected ChangeMakers schools at dates and times agreed with your school, between October 2018 and May 2019. The workshops will support learners to;

  • explore the current refugee crisis and the movement of people, including migration
  • think critically about these issues in response to a variety of stimuli
  • hear from a refugee or asylum seeker living in Wales
  • learn about what others are doing to create positive change
  • work creatively and collaboratively to design and run peer education projects

ChangeMakers is being delivered in partnership by the  Welsh Centre for International Affairs (WCIA) and Oxfam
. ChangeMakers is funded by the Welsh Government through the  British Council Wales International Education Programme

Only 3 schools/colleges in Wales will be selected to take part through a competitive application process and the deadline for applications will be Friday 28 September 2018. To apply, please visit WCIA’s website at https://www.wcia.org.uk/cewc/index.html and email an application form.