What is Get Up and Goals?

The Get up and Goals project is a three-year project that aims to bring together partners from 12 European countries to share knowledge and skills to create a national campaign to promote the teaching of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through topics such as Migration, Gender Inequality, Climate Change and addressing Global Inequalities.

The project is for three years and has 3 phases:

Phase 1: A Europe wide online campaign using social media to promote the SDGs

All 12 countries in the project will create social media campaigns designed to promote the SDGs and why they should be incorporated into teaching. The posts/tweets/videos will contain useful examples to share with school pupils as well as links to other established campaigns and resources that share a similar agenda.

Phase 2: Teaching resources for schools

 The Liverpool World Centre and its 11 partners will write a series of lessons on the SDG themes. These lesson packs also know as ‘Teacher Learning Units (TLUs)’ are designed to assist teachers with practical, engaging lessons based on the SDGs. In the UK we have also linked these lessons into the PHSE KS3 curriculum but are currently working with secondary and primacy teachers form all subjects who are implementing the TLU lessons into their own curriculum subjects such as; Geography, MFL, English, Science, History and more. In each country, the partners will collect at least the 4 or 5 best Teaching and Learning Units, linked to the themes of Climate Change, Migration and related SDGs such as:

Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere

Goal 2: Zero hunger

Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries

Goal 11: Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

All these resources are published in English and are all free to teachers.

Phase 3: 800 pupils in 10 awareness raising campaigns 

10 participating schools in each country, and 800 pupils (totalling 9,600 pupils in the whole project), will take to the North West and raise awareness of the SDGs through coffee mornings, performance pieces, art installations, workshops in schools, dance performances, rap performances and many more. The activities will be in public spaces and in schools to reach as many people as possible. The Liverpool World Centre are aiming to record and upload all action campaigns so follow our Facebook @GetupandgoalsUK and Twitter pages @GetUpandGoalsUK for all the latest information.

Objectives of the project

There are shared objectives across the project that could benefit your pupils.

These are:

  • An increased knowledge of key issues and their complexities around the SDGs. Pupils will be helped to reflect and evaluate all aspects of these important issues and start to consider their own views and behaviour, and how this should and can be modified to affect positive change.
  • Be helped to apply their knowledge and understanding into different aspects of their lives that link to the SDGs e.g. personal decisions around transport, consumption, energy use, aspiration and equality.
  • Should consider their behaviours and become ‘change agents’ and influence the values and actions of others. This could be in a school setting or in the wider community.

As a result of learning about these issues, many pupils will start to develop ideas around action and awareness campaigns and spread messages to wider communities about how we all need to respond to particular challenges like Climate Change and Gender Inequality.