Presentation on theme: "Cluster link with Walasmulla Lucy Turzynski & Mark Turner."— Presentation transcript:
Cluster link with Walasmulla Lucy Turzynski & Mark Turner
Overview How it all started Partnership in action – Durham Gilesgate Primary School Increasing global citizenship, enriching education practice and developing a whole school approach to international partnerships
Connecting Classrooms Three main objectives: Increasing global citizenship Enriching education Developing an equitable and sustainable partnership
Increasing global citizenship Global themes – Conflict and peace Sustainable living Rights and responsibilities Fairness and equality Identity and belonging
Increasing global citizenship Global skills – Self-awareness Conflict resolution Empathy Creative thinking Critical thinking Collaborating Communicating Taking action
Increasing global citizenship Global outlooks – Positive sense of identity Sense of interdependence Commitment to rights & responsibilities Desire to make a difference Open to new ideas Commitment to justice Commitment to peace
Establishing a successful partnership 1. Identify a suitable partner: Directly through personal contacts; Through Schools Online: http://schoolsonline.britishcouncil.org/partner-with- a-school/search-for-a-school-public; http://schoolsonline.britishcouncil.org/partner-with- a-school/search-for-a-school-public Using Local Authority support; 2. Work with partners to identify common objectives and curriculum areas for collaborative activities; 3. Devise a detailed activity plan of 3-4 activities for a 12 month period – which children will be involved? How many? What will be exchanged and when / how?
Examples of recent projects “What can we see from our window?” – descriptive writing / drawings to describe the local view Traditional recipes – instructional writing and creative cooking! Nature / wildlife conservation – Exploration of local wildlife and habitats, discussion of threats vs conservation Culture in a box – which items represent local culture and heritage? Recycling – Comparison of what is recycled / re-used and how
Examples of recent projects School garden – Sustainable / healthy living. What grows well in each country and why? Festivals – Create and exchange interactive calendars to introduce cultural similarities and differences Tree of dreams – Outside and inside! Literature – Pupils on both sides to read the same novel and discuss pertinent issues raised More project ideas here: http://schoolsonline.britishcouncil.org/projects-and- resources/template-projects http://schoolsonline.britishcouncil.org/projects-and- resources/template-projects
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