Global Routes Project CIC

Learn Local, Think Global

*All project work will take place within formal education settings which may include early years, primary, secondary, alternative provision and further education; and by qualified teaching staff. Any participating schools must read and adhere to the safeguarding policy.*

Join us in 2024!

Here is a sneak peek at some work done for The Global Routes Project 2024 by Year 3 at the The Willow Primary on Broadwaters.
Winston and Cecil outside The Willow school as they enjoyed a cup of tea with their colleagues.
Student: Do you enjoy your job?
Winston: It’s survival. We do it for others; for the elders, for disabled people, for you, the future generations. It’s an important job that has been passed down from generation to generation.
Majid and Dyari: We help the community by selling appliances that people can afford. It’s good for the environment to reuse the products.
“A really enjoyable and enlightening evening spent at the Global Routes Project exhibition. The evening highlighted how we can work towards an anti-racist curriculum and prevent embedding stereotypes within primary education, using photography to teach them to be effective global citizens, discussing local cultures and interviewing people they see everyday.
Genna Cooper
Avenue Primary School
“[This project] it’s different because usually in class, we do stuff like topics, but we don’t talk about local stuff around us...we do talk about religions but we don’t talk about how people act around us, we don’t talk about the way people are positively or negatively remarked about.”

Year 5
Stamford Hill Primary
After attending a talk about Global Routes Project at the Photographer’s Gallery, it really inspired me to use photography in my art classes. Global Routes enables a safe space for discussion without prejudice. It creates a bank of photographic evidence for children to work with and supports the learning of invaluable skills along the way."
Jazmyn Maher
PGCE Art and Design, Institute of Education
Global Routes Project offers an open forum for discussion on equality and diversity in education. Indicative strands include connections between photography, education, racism and stereotypes, cultural capital and how the curriculum can encompass the perspectives of young learners. We lay the groundwork for future participatory project-based education practice and research. We aim to work alongside other initiatives that are addressing gaps in representation; for example, through producing educational materials that bring to light previously hidden ethnicities and genders.