Serena goes back to school

Serena goes back to school

Celebrities including tennis star Serena Williams, right, and footballer Neymar will take part in the world’s largest lesson later this month.

The lesson will be held in classrooms on every continent during the week beginning September 28, reaching a potential 500 million pupils aged eight to 14.

The initiative, launched by the Global Goals campaign and Unicef, aims to teach children in more than 100 countries about the new sustainable development goals that the United Nations will adopt later this month.

“The world’s largest lesson will do more than teach children about the global goals. It will engage them in the effort to achieve those goals,” says Unicef executive director Anthony Lake.

Lesson materials include an animated film by Wallace and Gromit creators Aardman and education expert Sir Ken Robinson, and a downloadable comic book by writers Josh Elder, Karl Kesel and Grace Allison.

Serena Williams and Neymar have also recorded their own introductions for the lessons.

Schools wishing to take part can visit globalgoals.org/worldslargestlesson to download the materials