Global Routes Project
We develop approaches to school curricula that are inclusive and representative of diverse global communities.
Global Routes Project is an inclusive approach to the curriculum that develops global and historical knowledges through providing children with the practical means to actively make links between their own lives, local and global topics and themes; and between the present and the past.
Each member of the class is given the opportunity to photograph their local area; their local communities; and share their unique perspectives. Any contributions sent to us will be shared on our website for other young learners to view, and discover new parts of the World, through the eyes of our young Global Routes contributors. There will also be exhibition opportunities, where children’s voices can be heard.
The project was developed in 2018 as part of a Masters research project by Asia Huddleston and launched at the Photographer's Gallery in January 2020. These lessons have been developed in collaboration with Bristol-based photographer, Khali Ackford. Khali studied photography at Plymouth College of Art and works in both portraiture and event photography. He is the co-founder of Identity Series; a project which aims to capture and celebrate his Caribbean heritage in Cheltenham, Gloucester and Bristol and give ethnic minorities a positive reflection of themselves. He is available to visit schools to help facilitate the project.
Are you able to support us? Contributions will go towards our exhibition costs, enabling children to have a voice about the issues that affect them.
who has worked with us already?
Local - Global Education
We offer a twilight session for teachers on the topic of 'Local - Global Education'; this session includes how photography can be used to support dialogic learning and ways to approach 'cultural capital' in your school. The session can take place at your school (England only).
“This is my Uncle, he lives far away, but every Friday he comes to East London Mosque to say special prayers, because Friday is a sacred day for Muslims. Its called Jumu’ah”
Year 5 pupil, 2019
“This is Tony. I chose to take this photo to show what people do in Stamford Hill. He wanted to be a pilot but he isn’t he packs wallpaper”