'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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How big is your footprint? Quiz
Sam’s Quiz

Global Footprints has two online multiple choice quizzes for students to consider the impact their actions have on themselves, their community and global implications. The quizzes are aimed at engaging students directly.

The quizzes offer students the opportunity to;

  • explore their attitudes and behaviour
  • develop questioning and critical thinking
  • look at how the choices they make affect them and others
  • explore how their daily actions have local and global consequences
  • encourage them to become active global citizens
In an increasingly globalised world, it is important for students to realise their effect on it and others. Exploring global issues allows students to understand the world and how they interact within it. Treating people and the planet with care and respect will reduce our impact on the earth, reduce our footprint and alleviate climate change.

Global issues raised include;

  • pollution, global warming and climate change
  • sustainable use of resources, including energy and water
  • the injustices of trade
  • respecting other people of different ages, gender, nationality and religion
  • acceptable behaviour, racism, discrimination, and intolerance
  • improving people's lives and the environment

'In the morning we drink coffee provided for us by a South American, or tea by a Chinese, or cocoa by a West African. Before we leave for our jobs we are already indebted to more than half the world'.

Martin Luther King

How big is your footprint?
This quiz provides you with an opportunity to think about your views on a series of issues which affect our impact on each other, on the community and on the planet as a whole. The quiz is divided into two sections, HOW YOU THINK about different issues, and HOW YOU ACT on different issues. Information boxes provide quirky, alarming or informative facts and figures to back up each issue with starting points for encouraging debate on important global, social and environmental issues. At the end of the quiz, students are given the opportunity to learn more about each issue , and how to reduce their footprint.

Sam’s Quiz: A Day in the Life
Find out how some of your everyday decisions affect yourselves and others by following Sam's typical school day. Along the way you'll be asked to make some decisions for Sam. Each decision will have personal, local and global implications. The quiz looks at the decisions Sam makes at breakfast time, getting to school, in the playground, in the lesson, at work and on the way home. At the end of Sam’s quiz, students are given ideas to take action on each area of their daily life. The quiz suggests that the School Council take on some actions outlined following the quiz.

You are also able to calculate your School's Global Footprint


Many of our actions affect other people, click below to see how much.

Think about your views on a series of issues which affect our impact on each other, on the community and on the planet
How big is your footprint? The Global Footprints quiz where you can measure your global footprint - children's quiz

How about getting as many teachers in the school as you can to calculate your School's Global Footprint.

Find out how some of your everyday decisions affect you, and others, by following Sam's typical school day. Think about Sam's daily choices and their impact, personally, locally and globally.

Why have a School Council & Think about what is an effective School Council?

All primary students' work around a range of themes can be found on www.eastendtalking.org.uk You will find webpages, video clips and animations created by students which can be used to inspire and motivate your own students. Their work can then also be shared on this site, if you are located in the borough of Tower Hamlets.