'A footprint means pressing down and global means world, so 'global footprint' means pressing down on the world and we don't want to press too hard' (child's definition of a Global Footprint)
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HEC in Action

HEC Global Learning Centre is active in promoting the aims of development education and global citizenship through its work in schools, with teachers and students. Here you will find lots of ideas for your classroom - please feel free to use our examples and make them your own.

HEC has run many projects under the borough's Equalities work, including Black History Month, Rokeya Day, Holocaust Memorial Day, LGBT History Month, Refugee Week and International Children's day. Read more


HEC has supported school councils for many years, offering advice, online resources, events and trainings to improve the effectiveness of the school council and widen its participation in the school. Read more

 students decide on priority issues

What local issues are important for our primary school children? This was the aim of five school council conferences requested by the Young Mayor of Tower Hamlets. Read more


The Schools Linking Project linked schools in different areas of Tower Hamlets together so that young people learned more about the diversity of this area and the different kinds of schools and communities in it. Read more


EMA Innovations Grants have enabled schools across Tower Hamlets to carry out projects with a wide range of language development themes. Here we share innovative projects and good practice over the last few years. Read more

HEC has worked with students and schools in events that give students a voice and teach them fundamental principals of democracy and debate. Read more.


HEC has administered and delivered a number of projects, funded by external partners such as DFID, which engage learners around global themes such as co-operatives, diversity and play.