Global Routes Project

We develop approaches to school curricula that are inclusive and representative of diverse global communities.




Global Routes Project provides opportunities for children to discuss local cultures in relation to each other and to take children’s perceptions of the workings of current everyday life, at a local level, as a way of relating to global and historical contexts. We have designed active methodologies through which the use of photography enables children to enter reflexive dialogues on local cultures as active members, within which global and historical contexts are present.

Building on this design, creative professionals have supported the methodology by creating a series of video lessons that teach a professional craft and that have a focus on the core values: community diversity and sustainability. These lessons can be used to support the delivery of foundation subjects with a cross-curricular approach.

*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.*

“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”

Year 5
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.