Global Citizenship Education (GCE)


What is Global Citizenship Education(GCE)?

  • GCE helps students to better understand the world we live in and how to take action to change it as informed global citizens.
  • It equips students with the knowledge, skills and values to act in an ethical and sustainable way.

GCE in the Curriculum

GCE is taught in a number of subject areas:

  • CSPE
  • SPHE
  • Religion
  • Science
  • Geography
  • English
  • History
  • Business


Transition Year

  • GCE is a big part of our Transition Year programme.
  • GCE themes dominate our history and geography classes in TY.
  • TY students have been working on reducing the amount of plastic we use in St. Mary’s.
  • They attended a workshop held by Sue Adams entitled “Get Drastic About Plastic” and also participated in an eTwinning project with schools in France and Sweden.
  • In addition, students do a Young Social Innovators module and take part in the Concern Debates.
  • Students are encouraged to enter national competitions with GCE themes including YSI, SEAI One Good Idea, Eco-Unesco One Good Idea and the Story of My Stuff.


Our school also works with Worldwise Global Schools to embed GCE in our curriculum.  See for more information.