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Schoolchildren Tackling Global Issues

Schoolchildren are taking part in workshops focusing on how Jersey helps address global issues.

Common challenges facing the world’s poorest communities will be presented to pupils at the Museum over the next fortnight.

The youngsters will have to come up with their own solutions to them.

“I think it’s really important that we demonstrate ourselves to be an outward-looking community.

“Hopefully the workshops will be a really fun way to learn about the international community.” – Deputy Carolyn Labey – Minister for International Development.

The workshops are being held alongside an exhibition ‘Jersey Reaches Out – 50 years of overseas aid’.

Deputy Labey says the workshops will also look at how Jersey was affected.

“Highlighting global development issues and learning about Jersey’s role in addressing them is hugely important.

“They will also be looking backwards if you like. They’ll be looking at the cholera outbreak in St Helier in the 19th century and the impact it had on the island.

“With all of this knowledge, it will hopefully teach them to be outward-looking.”

Eight primary schools will attend sessions this week and four secondary schools next week.

All resources will be available to download from JOA’s website after the workshops.

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