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Connecting Classrooms and The Global Learning

Connecting Classrooms and The Global Learning

Children in Crossfire are proud to partner and support 2 DFID programmes.

We deliver the Connecting Classrooms programme in Northern Ireland.

Connecting Classrooms is a learning journey for schools; offering free CPD training for teachers to enhance their knowledge, skills and confidence to teach 6 essential core skills. These 6 core skills, that British Council has developed alongside educational experts, are the skills they believe young people need for life and work in an ever-changing and more globalised world.

With our extensive experience preparing young people to become active change makers, we are well suited to deliver 2 of these core skills, offering teacher training, support and guidance, and practical tips to engage young people in critical thinking and student leadership.



1.     Learn

Teachers will attend free CPD training to support the implementation of the core skills within their school

2.     Connect

Use the school’s online platform to connect with teachers across the world, sharing ideas, resources and passion

3.     Engage

With a £3000 grant available for 2 teachers per school travel to Africa, Asia or the Middle East to visit and work closely with a partner school.

4.     Collaborate

With your partner school, complete an educational project to support students in the development of the core skills. Template projects are available to support you with this aspect

We look forward to working closely with schools on their unique learning journey and helping to create opportunities for development education within classrooms in Northern Ireland and beyond!

Click here for more information about Connecting Classrooms.



Contact Donna McFeely directly on 02871269898 (, or fill in the form below and we will get back to you soon.




The Global Learning Programme (GLP) strengthens the capacity of primary, post-primary and special schools in Northern Ireland to bring global learning into their classrooms. Participating schools are provided with teacher training, resources and guidance grounded in the NI Curriculum.

Each participating school nominates a teacher to lead on global learning. Initially, the programme is focused on delivering global learning within a given topic, but schools can choose to continue their journey and begin work towards embedding global learning using a whole school approach. Support is provided throughout the programme and schools are rewarded for their achievements with Global Learning Certificates.

Launched in early 2015, the programme is managed by the Centre for Global Education and funded by the UK government. By the start of December 2017, the GLP had already provided global learning support to 50% of all schools in Northern Ireland. Case studies of global learning practice in participating schools can be found here. Similar Global Learning Programmes are also ongoing in England, Scotland and Wales.

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We are a registered charity in Northern Ireland (NIC101412) and The Republic of Ireland (CHY 20045517). Children in Crossfire is now also a registered ‘Not For Profit’ in the USA and is recognised as tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (EIN 46-2267122). We are developing Advisory Groups in Chicago and Boston to assist with a fundraising programme.