Post-primary School & Youth Groups

The Global Goals Challenge

The Global Goals Challenge is an engaging, interactive workshop based on the United Nation’s Global Goals, offered in cooperation with WorldWise Global Schools. It equips young people with the tools and information needed to be active global citizens and is suitable for 1st – 3rd year and Transition Year students.

Global Citizenship Education

The Challenge Comprises:

  • 3-hour interactive workshop at Brigit’s Garden
  • 1-hour follow-up session about a month later in school, either in person or via Zoom, with one of our facilitators

At the on-site workshop, students divide into teams and role-play a family in a developing country seeking refuge and having to work together to overcome obstacles and find solutions to a series of challenges. Each challenge is linked to one or more of the UN Sustainable Development Goals relating to food scarcity, water issues, energy, the effects of climate change and the experience of migration. Students also learn about energy use and experiment with solar and kinetic renewable energy. Each challenge involves hands-on activities and requires each team to cooperate and think creatively.

Brigit’s Garden provides ideal surroundings, and the workshop is mainly held outdoors in the Celtic Gardens, varied habitats and Sustainability Zone. We also have excellent indoor facilities and covered areas for lunchbreaks and wet weather.

The workshop is very engaging for students and builds the six key skills of junior cycle. It encourages discussion and debate on many pertinent global issues that are also relevant to Ireland.

Before your visit we send a short video to show in the classroom to prepare students for the workshop. To help embed the learning and encourage follow-up projects in school, we also offer a one-hour follow-up session with one of our facilitators, either in person or via Zoom.

Cost & Funding

€17 per student

The Global Goals Challenge is supported by Irish Aid’s WorldWise Global Schools and your field trip may be eligible for funding. Visit www.worldwiseschools.ie or contact us via the form below for more information regarding school funding.

Participants are advised to dress appropriately for outdoor activities.

For more information or to book a workshop at Brigit’s Garden please fill in the enquiry form below or call the office on 091 550 905.

post-primary education
Global Goals Challenge

What Students Say

‘I believe now that changes I make actually make a difference’.

‘My attitude towards the climate has changed. Before I didn’t think I could have any effect on it, now I do.’

‘I think of refugees in a different way and try to make choices to help global justice.’

– TY students 2023

Discover Nature's Power

This workshop is suitable for all post-primary and youth groups including CSPE Action Projects and TY students as it incorporates all key skills for Junior and Senior Cycle.

  • Explore climate change, energy and global citizenship
  • Experiment with solar, hydro and wind technologies
  • Improve teamwork, communications and critical thinking

The Discover Nature’s Power workshop is a 3 hour workshop and costs €15 per student.

Programmes are all-weather, with a range of indoor facilities and covered areas for wet weather. However, participants are advised to dress appropriately for the changeable Irish weather.

For more information or to book a workshop at Brigit’s Garden please fill in the enquiry form below or call the office on 091 550 905.

WorldWise Global Schools
Cost & Funding

3hr workshop: €17 per student

The Global Goals Challenge is supported by Irish Aid’s WorldWise Global Schools and your field trip may be eligible for funding. Visit www.worldwiseschools.ie or contact us via the form below for more information regarding school funding.

Programmes are all-weather, with a range of indoor facilities and covered areas for wet weather. However, participants are advised to dress appropriately for the changeable Irish weather.

For more information or to book a workshop at Brigit’s Garden please contact us via the enquiry form below or call the office on 091 550 905.

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