Education and Training Boards Ireland (ETBI) today launched TAKE 1, of its Programme of education to embed the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Junior Cycle Curriculum.
The Programme, developed by ETBI, was launched from New York, by Jack O’Connor, UN Youth Delegate for Ireland and former ETB student at Desmond College, Limerick.
Jack shared his delight that the ETB sector is supporting learning about the SDGs through the formal curriculum and responding to student voice on climate change.
Jack said: “You can see that there is a widespread movement happening. People are no longer asking for change, they are demanding change”.
The TAKE 1 Programme commences with a training seminar for both teachers and school management, which will assist ETB schools to equip students with the necessary understanding of all SDGs, to take informed action. As part of the resource, each SDG has been mapped onto the Junior Cycle subject learning outcomes, demonstrating the existing potential within the new curricula.
Jack O'Connor - United Nations Youth Delegate for Ireland and former student of Desmond College (Limerick and Clare ETB).