Welwitschia Partnership

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Presentation describing my school's partnership under the British Council's Connecting Classrooms programme

Presentation describing my school's partnership under the British Council's Connecting Classrooms programme

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  • 1. Welwitschia partnership
  • 2. Principles of Connecting Classrooms • equity • difference • dialogue • curiosity • respect
  • 3. Cluster Priorities • global citizenship • environment and sustainable development • expressive arts • sport and health • language and communication
  • 4. Welwitschia Partnership - namibia • Augeikhas Primary School, Windhoek • Khomas High School, Windhoek • Ella Duplesis High Windhoek School, Windhoek
  • 5. Welwitschia partnership - Ethiopia • Lalibela Preparatory School, Lalibela • Lalibela Secondary School, Lalibela Lalibela • Lalibela Primary School, Laibela
  • 6. Welwitschia Partnership - who’s who • Partnership Co-ordinator (Year 1) - Adam Sutcliffe • UK Cluster Co-ordinator - Tracy Booth • Ethiopia Cluster Co-ordinator - Luelseged Kebede • Namibia Cluster Co-ordinator - Johannes Nowaseb
  • 7. identified partnership priorities • developing ICT skills (mainly for African partners) • language and communication skills • environment • cultural exchange • sport & health • citizenship
  • 8. Communication • email • wikipage/ blog (when established) • mobile phone • post / courrier
  • 9. Short - Term Plans • cluster meetings (by 4th may) • International Environment Day (June 5th) - tree planting (international garden??? • “Distant Lives - Close Friends” - exchange of displays to form focal point in lead schools (by end June) • 1st exchange visit. African partners to UK (late September 2007). Other visits to be arranged • partnership meeting during first visit to identify specific project areas • provision of necessary resources
  • 10. Budget Details
  • 11. Ideas • future exchanges - teachers • debates and pupils • developing enterprise skills • story-telling exchanges via (African partners send photos recordings to include in calendar produced and sold by uk • joint athletic competitions partners to fund partnership activities) • academic competition to decide pupil exchanges • themed concerts • art exhibitions on common theme • collaborative drama
  • 12. Groups to approach • School's Parent Teacher Associations • Huntly FC • Huntly Rotary Club • Huntly Highlanders rugby Club • Aberdeenshire Town partnerships • Deveron Arts Huntly • Huntly Highlanders Cricket Club • Aberdeenshire Council • Huntly Pipe Band • Huntly Parish council • Various Dance Schools in Huntly • Noth Parish Council • It is also our intention that through the • Various Huntly businesses development of enterprise skills by the pupils the partnership can obtain further funding • Members of Huntly's churches • Books Abroad (local charity which sends books to schools in Africa)