'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)
what is Global Learning? CoreKnowledge Key Skills Values and Attitudes what is sustainability? what about climate change?
what about climate change?


Where you go, go with all your heart. Confucius

Actions expresses priorities. Mahatma Gandhi, India

Never criticize a man until you've walked a mile in his moccasins. Native American Proverb
Knowledge is a fire which people share and give to others. Ugandan proverb When you throw a stone into a bush, you never know what will come out. Ugandan proverb A child that doesn’t visit another home thinks that his mother is the best cook. Ugandan saying
Until lions have their own historians tales of the hunt will always glorify the hunter. Igbo saying, Nigeria Words are like bullets; if they escape, you can’t catch them again. African saying Patience is the best remedy for every trouble. Titus Maccius Plautus
Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world. Nelson Mandela, South Africa Learning without thought is labour lost; thought without learning is perilous. Confucius, China Much learning does not teach understanding. Heraclitus, Greece
We must not say every mistake is a foolish one. Cicero, Italy If you are to give to those that have need, give only the best. The Koran A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it. Albert Einstein
I hear, I know. I see, I remember. I do, I understand. Confucius, China Smooth seas do not make skilful sailors. African saying Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress. Mahatma Gandhi, India 
Energy and persistence conquer all things. Benjamin Franklin, USA I wish they would only take me as I am. Vincent van Gogh Having a good discussion is like having riches. Kenyan proverb
Who begins too much accomplishes little. German Proverb No one tests the depth of the river with both feet. Ghanaian proverb Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance. Confucius
Charity sees the need not the cause. German Proverb Everyone hears only what he understands. Goethe, Germany It is impossible to speak in such a way that you cannot be misunderstood. Karl Popper, Austria
Patience is the greatest of all virtues. Cato the Elder, Italy For tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today. African saying A goal without a plan is just a wish. Antoine de Saint-Exupery
What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others. Confucius The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. Edmund Burke, Ireland The more elaborate our means of communication, the less we communicate. Joseph Priestley, UK
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Lao-tzu, China I am a citizen, not of Athens or Greece, but of the world. Socrates, Greece A person who ties a parcel alone ends up wasting or using a lot of string. Ugandan proverb
A handful of patience is worth more than a bushel of brains. Dutch Proverb Your very silence shows you agree. Euripides, Greece If you wish to know the mind of a man, listen to his words. Goethe, Germany
To know the road ahead, ask those coming back. Chinese Proverb White man is a fish who comes out of the river to leave offerings and to return to the water as fast as he has arrived. African proverb The reason we have two ears and only one mouth is that we may listen more and talk less. Zeno of Citium, Cyprus
The greatest single challenge facing our globalised world is to combat and eradicate its disparities. Nelson Mandela, South Africa The shaping of our common future is much too important to be left to governments and experts alone. Willi Brandt, Germany  Whoever commands the trade of the world commands the riches of the world and hence the world itself. Sir Walter Raleigh, UK
You cannot develop people. You must allow people to develop themselves. Julius Nyerere, President of Tanzania Friendship makes prosperity more shining and lessens adversity by dividing and sharing it. Cicero, Italy When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint.When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist. Dom Helder Camara, Brazil
Responsibility does not only lie with the leaders of our countries … it lies with each of us individually. The Dalai Lama Few things are impossible with diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance. Samuel Johnson, UK Don't walk behind me, I may not lead.
Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow.
Just walk beside me and be my friend.
Albert Camus (attributed)
I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights. Bishop Desmond Tutu, South Africa We shall have to repent of this generation, not so much for the evil deeds of the wicked people, but for the appalling silence of the good people. Martin Luther King, USA If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart. Nelson Mandela, South Africa
For goodness sake, will they hear, will white people hear what we are trying to say? Please, all we are asking you to do is to recognize that we are humans, too. Bishop Desmond Tutu, South Africa When the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land. They said ‘Let us pray.’ We closed our eyes. When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land. Bishop Desmond Tutu Take every penny you have set aside for aid for Tanzania and spend it in the UK, explaining to people the facts and causes of poverty. Julius Nyerere, President of Tanzania
She told me about her land and her culture and her village and her family and the church and the school and all those things, and I said ‘Thank you, now could you tell me a little just about yourself?’ She looked at me, very surprised, and said ‘But I just did’. Mayan woman, Guatemala Learn from the people
Plan with the people
Begin with what they have
Build on what they know
of the best leaders
when their task is accomplished
the people will remark
‘We have done it ourselves’. Lao-tzu, China
A woman from a very rich industrialised country once advised me: ‘Tell your people to do as we have done: to use their heads, to work hard, to be honest and they will achieve what we have already achieved’. Her thinking contains three basic misunderstandings: first that we are unintelligent; second that we do not have the will to work hard; and third, that we are dishonest. Dom Helder Camara, Brazil