The Holt School

Global Citizenship

Students and staff at The Holt have always been encouraged to look beyond the school gates and out of the ‘Wokingham bubble’ in order to be prepared to take up their place as a global citizen in the wider world.

We are very fortunate to have an extremely wide range of activities and projects which impact on teaching and learning in every aspect of the curriculum.

Global citizenship is delivered in four ways:

In lessons

Global themes, such as Peace and Conflict, Sustainable Development, Fairness and Equality,  are covered throughout the school curriculum depending on the schemes of work.  Students are encouraged to challenge stereotypes, avoid the 'single story' and look for links and commonality rather than differences and problems.

In addition, our Thought for the Week programme explores many different themes and topics. These help students develop their global values and character traits. Students discuss the issues in their tutor groups encouraging independent thought, promoting positive values as well as becoming more self confident by practising presentation skills and building confidence by speaking up.

Through one off special days/events

Built into the school calendar are a series of special days where students come off timetable to work together on special projects with a global theme. These may change from year to year but generally include Bastille Day, European Day of Languages, El dia de la Hispanidad, Commonwealth Day and Fairtrade fortnight.

Foreign visitors in school

The Holt School always offers a very warm welcome to visitors from abroad, of whom there are many throughout the year. Our links with China go back to 2000 when the first teachers from The Holt School visited China, and we regularly receive visitors from China who spend a week in school teaching  their language and culture. We welcome visitors from all over the world which have included Holland, Jamaica, Spain, Ukraine, India and Uganda.

School trips abroad

We are extremely fortunate to have many residential trips abroad run by staff at school. The trips abroad which are planned for 2017-2018 are:

October 2017

Iceland

January 2018

Seville

February 2018

Austria - Skiing

France - Battlefields

March 2018

Maastricht - Music Concert Tour

June 2018

France - Le pre Catelan

Ms Charlotte Wood is the Global Citizenship Coordinator, seen here with George Alaghia collecting an award. 

 

What's On

Full Calendar

Yr 11 Parents Evening 4pm

30 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017

PTA Mtg 7.30pm

06 Dec 2017 - 06 Dec 2017

Christmas Fair 3.30pm

11 Dec 2017 - 11 Dec 2017