The World’s Largest Lesson
Today in Year 5 we took part in the World’s largest lesson as recommended by our prime minister, David Cameron. We learnt about inequality in the world and in particular, how unfair it is that some people have lots to eat and others have very little or even nothing at all!
We found out that although the world already produces more than enough food to feed everyone on the planet...
World hunger organizations estimate that nearly 1 BILLION people around the world go to bed hungry every night and that every six seconds a child dies because of hunger and related causes!
(Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), 2004)
65 percent of the world’s hungry live in seven countries: India, China, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Pakistan and Ethiopia. (FAO, 2008)
However many people in the UK too, are going to bed hungry every day, The Trussell Trust reports that numbers receiving help from food banks is steadily rising and claimed that reached 1.1 million in 2015.
We started our lesson using our great speaking and listening skills, debating why certain people should have more food/money than others.
We then watched a short video, introduced by Malala Yousef, all about inequality and what we can do to help combat it!
Our final task was to create a poster to try and persuade people to join us in the fight against world hunger! This linked in nicely with our next writing topic –
Here are some photos of our amazing efforts...