Welcome to GLADE Centre
GLADE is Somerset’s Global Learning and Development Education Centre. We are the lead provider of international and global education services across Somerset and offer exciting activities and training to bring the world into Somerset’s schools and communities.
The Global Learning And Development Education Centre works in the formal education and community sectors to ensure that people across Somerset find out about the connections we have with people and places overseas, and about the connections global issues have to our local issues of Somerset. Since the early 1990s, we have worked to promote the positive results and impacts that bringing the world to Somerset’s schools and communities has.
What we do
GLADE works with and delivers services to nurseries, schools, education and youth service providers, non-government organisations, teachers, youth workers, local authorities, businesses and the general public and their communities across Somerset and the South West. Our areas of expertise include school partnerships, community linking, global youth work, sustainable living, fair-trade, child rights, diverse Somerset and multicultural Britain.
Why we do it
Global benefits -
global learning is about recognising and understanding our connections with others around the world, through the food we eat, the items we use and the people we meet. It’s about valuing our individual capacity to create positive change and make a difference. Through awareness and empowerment we can build a more just and sustainable future for everyone everywhere.
Local benefits –
global learning encourages confidence, open-mindedness, and critical and creative thinking. It’s about recognising and making connections at local level to make sense of issues and successes of our everyday lives. It’s about acquiring knowledge and practising skills that benefit individuals, families, employers and communities. Skill and values, that are essential for happy, healthy and successful lives where people
The Global Learning And Development Education Centre offers a wide variety of global learning services including training, workshops & activities, illustrated talks and resources. Many of these can be adapted for family learning and community audiences.
There are opportunities to get involved in and benefit from one of our development education projects to bring the world to Somerset’s schools and communities.
We provide fun activities for family learning or community events, with hands on exhibitions to attract the general public.
We provide corporate social responsibility training and team building events for business and bespoke after dinner talks.
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