The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development focuses on people, planet and prosperity and listed 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets. It called all countries and stakeholders to act in collaborative partnership and implement the same. The goals are truly international and seek to realize the human rights of all and achieve gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls. They are integrated and indivisible and balance the three dimensions of sustainable development: the economic, social and environmental.
British Council understands the global importance of the SDGs, the impact our work will make to their delivery, and the wider role that the UK has to play in their implementation. The new Connecting Classrooms programme was launched in 2015 and will run until 2018. It directly contributes to Goal 4 of the SDGs and aims to:
• give thousands of teachers and schools worldwide support to integrate a range of core skills into the curriculum
• provide professional development for teachers and school leaders
• support international partnerships between the UK and 30 other countries in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia
• provide professional dialogue opportunities for policymakers.
If you have participated in any programme under Connecting Classrooms (core skills, use of online resources, participating in international partnerships) or have been a part of the British Council International School Award journey, here is your chance to take part in this exciting online competition to portray how you have contributed towards attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals.
The competition: This competition is open to all Indian schools who have participated in Connecting Classrooms programme. What have you done to support the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development? How have you used the online classroom resources on Schools Online that are tagged with the SDGs? How have you implemented the learnings from the core skills training to integrate them in raising awareness for the SDGs? Which projects have you undertaken as part of the British Council International School Award which has a direct relation to the SDGs? Thinking in these areas, submit a PowerPoint presentation of not more than 12 slides (including cover slide) on the most creative project that your school has undertaken over last 12 months which is related to the SDGs.
Who is eligible to participate? Indian schools who have participated in any programme under Connecting Classrooms are eligible to participate in this competition.
Last date of submission: All entries must reach us by Monday, 27 March 2017. The entries need to be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org only. The PowerPoint presentation needs to be attached to the email in PPT format only. Only one presentation should be sent per school. The presentation should have a good mix of photographs and description of the project that relates to the SDG. The mail should have the subject ‘SDG and Connecting Classrooms’ written on it. Entries not following the required guidelines will be regarded invalid and will not be considered.
Prizes: The names of the winners will be announced on Friday, 31 March 2017. Five best entries (judged on the content of the presentation) will receive a selection of books from UK’s favourite authors for their school library and also for their teachers.
PS- Ensure that you have permission from all those featuring in the photograph to share publicly. In case your photograph is selected we will be requesting for a media release form from you and your schools.