World Thinking Day is celebrated by the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts on 22nd February every year. It began in 1926, as a day for Guides to think about their fellow members all around the world and to share messages of gratitude and appreciation.
World Thinking Day is a chance for girls and young women all over the world to connect and celebrate what makes them truly unique.
In more recent years, there have been various ‘themes’ to World Thinking Day. Here are just a few:
Adolescent Health Issues
Discover your potential
We can save our planet
This year the theme is Living Threads – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Girl Guides and Girl Scouts are inspired to reflect on the ways they can put equity and inclusion into practice in their everyday lives.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are themes we focus on in early years settings and schools on a daily basis. As educators, we need to constantly model them, weaving these qualities into every bit of our practice and the interactions with our colleagues, the children and their families. We also teach these themes more overtly through PSHE and Citizenship at Key Stage.
2020 feels like a year of both clarity in what societies should and could be striving for (20:20 vision comes to mind) but also of turbulence and uncertainty for children and young people, both in the UK and around the world.
So, take a moment to think about how you already channel Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in all the little things you do to make a change.
Edited by Jules