Southwark – Our Project Southwark – Our Borough’s: CONTEXT ACHIEVEMENTS DIVERSITY Why our pupils/ teachers/ schools need to look outward and value other people and cultures...
Comenius Regio Partnership – Ref. n.º 2011 – 1 – GB1 – COM13 – MCMC Meeting the Challenge of the Multicultural Classroom Southwark (UK) and the Algarve (PT) Our borough’s first 2 year collaborative EU project New opportunity despite the economic downturn
What its meant for our region: More opportunities (for travel, in- service, growth, perspective) More engagement—with others locally & abroad (schools, pupils, teachers, Goldsmiths, etc) More inspiration.... MCMC
The Southwark Journey —what we’ve done... Early 2011 – 2 preparatory planning trips to Lagos
—what we’ve done Hosted the first MCMC meeting & school visits Oct 2011
—what we’ve done Contributed to the Algarve meeting & project activities May 2012
—what we’ve done Teacher job shadowing in Lagos schools May Southwark teachers from 8 Southwark schools took part
—what we’ve done Contributed to the Algarve meeting & project activities Oct 2012
—what we’ve done Hosted Algarve job shadow teachers in Southwark schools, Oct 2012
—what we’ve done Southwark teachers participated in the Goldsmiths MCMC CPD course, developed as part of the project 6 project-funded twilight sessions focused on identity, language, cultural awareness and the multicultural classroom
—what we’ve done Developed the MCMC project website and the MCMC short film which premiers today...
—what we’ve done Contributed to today’s MCMC conference and last visit by our Algarve partners
As well as immediate impact: The success of MCMC activities has helped strengthen our sense of international engagement We’ve: initiated other European in-service. E.g. 2 Heads group visits (--to Finland and to Sweden) successfully applied for our 2 nd Regio (with the Canary Islands) applied for 2 further Regio projects for 2013 –2015 (--on School Radio with the Algarve & on Leadership with Jarfalla, SE)
Thanks to our Algarve partners, our journey continues...
Comenius Regio Partnership – Ref. n.º 2011 – 1 – GB1 – COM13 – MCMC Meeting the Challenge of the Multicultural Classroom Southwark (UK) and the Algarve (PT)