(Will be opening in 2022)
We want the Roundhouse to help educate the next generation about approaches to sustainable development and for them to explore their own impact on the world. This will be done in our Centre for Sustainable Learning at the Roundhouse.
The Centre for Sustainable Learning will be the first of its kind in Scotland and it will become Tayside's Global Citizenship hub for local schools and other community groups. It will educate young people about local and global issues of poverty, and more importantly what they can do to challenge this. We want to use the Centre for Sustainable Learning to teach the next generation how to stand up, speak up and participate in the fight against poverty.
A variety of immersive teaching approaches will be used at the Centre for Sustainable Learning including Virtual Reality and hands-on outdoor learning to help individuals understand some of the complexities of poverty as well as their rights and responsibilities as citizens of the UK and of the world. The ambition is for the Centre for Sustainable Learning to become an interactive and engaging space for young people to gain a deeper understanding of the diversity, fragility, and richness of life.
The educational programme at the Centre will strive towards behavioural change based on young people’s increased understanding of the implications that their everyday decisions can have on people living around the world. The Centre for Sustainable Learning will also enable the connection of classrooms between local and East African schools in an attempt to install a sense of belonging to a broader, global community. We want to celebrate cultural diversity whilst emphasising our common humanity.
The Centre for Sustainable Learning is a manifestation of our commitment to tackling poverty on a global scale and it will not simply act as an educational Centre but will transform the way that young people think and act.
The Centre for Sustainable Learning is not only for school and youth groups but is for everyone. We want people to experience the Centre for Sustainable Learning for themselves and to be inspired and further equipped to stand up, speak up, and participate in the fight against poverty.