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black farmerA Cultural Champion is a Devon resident from another culture or religion who comes into the classroom, workplace or community to give pupils an authentic personal view of their culture...

We live in an area of limited ethnic diversity. According to the 2001 census, only 1.25% of the population of the former County of Devon were non-white (Devon, Plymouth and Torbay). This amounts to just 6,611 people. Since then, the situation has improved somewhat to about 1.9%.

So Devon people are losing out on our entitlement to diversity. We're missing an insight into other cultures, religions and histories that children and adults in London, Birmingham, even Bristol, take for granted. Voices from other cultures are simply not heard - in our schools, our workplaces and our communities. Until now that is.......

Welcome!

...to Exeter's Global Centre, the home of Devon Development Education.

01392 438811
dde@globalcentredevon.org.uk

Announcements

Our next event on Monday 14th June is Global Book Club when we will discuss How we make Poverty

For the G7 Summit  - 11th to 13th June in Cornwall - watch the video from Keyham Barton School and the Gee Seven song

and join the Wave of Hope and support the Youth Christian Climate Network Relay from Carbis Bay to Glasgow.

We have heard from Veronica, our colleague in St Vincent, that she is starting to restock her banana plantation after the devastation caused by the volcanic eruption two months ago.

DDE is looking for a volunteer to join the team as Honorary Treasurer. Further information may be found here.

Lorraine Cummings will be running a Global Teachers Award course on July 8th and 15th.  This is a good opportunity for teachers or TA's to reflect on their Global Teaching and increase their confidence and understanding of how to promote informed, active global citizenship.  If you have any staff in mind please book them on using this link: https://www.codec.org.uk/courses/scheduled-courses/

DDE's weekly Newsletter has links to current news items, videos and events.

Our fortnightly Teaching Resources provide links for resources for KS2 and KS3

We have put the Zoom recordings of our events on YouTube.

You can find details of our work in the DDE Brochure and the Food for Thought programme.

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