Out of Africa, always something new
Simon Balle School <ul><li>Humanities Specialism since 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>Geography, citizenship and RE  </li></ul><ul...
 
Cross-curricular dimensions <ul><li>Young people need to experience opportunities to understand themselves and the world i...
Why Africa? <ul><li>Pupil perceptions </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding issues  </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural diversity </li></...
Linking Schools <ul><li>Link Community Development </li></ul><ul><li>Global teacher programme – 5 week placement in Kimbil...
Kimbili Junior Secondary School Where did I go? I stayed in the rural area surrounding the village of Qumbu in the Eastern...
 
AREA <ul><li>Very open countryside, mountains and grassland </li></ul><ul><li>Quite remote from towns so no shops or facil...
The School Environment <ul><li>4 permanent classrooms </li></ul><ul><li>1 rondavel </li></ul><ul><li>1 community built cla...
The School Environment <ul><li>4 permanent classrooms </li></ul><ul><li>1 rondavel </li></ul><ul><li>1 community built cla...
The School Environment <ul><li>4 permanent classrooms </li></ul><ul><li>1 rondavel </li></ul><ul><li>1 community built cla...
The School Environment <ul><li>4 permanent classrooms </li></ul><ul><li>1 rondavel </li></ul><ul><li>1 community built cla...
There is a school assembly every morning and afternoon to say prayers
This is on my last day when the teachers gave me the outfit I am wearing as a present.
Grade 8 and 9 on a very cold, wet day!
 
 
 
 
This room was built by the community.  There are about 80 pupils in here.  There are holes in the roof and in the walls.
 
 
My first lesson was teaching about continents.  They have no world maps so I was glad I took the inflatable globes!
 
I stayed with the principal for 5 weeks.  Her house was very nice and she was a relatively wealthy member of the village. ...
This was a typical meal. Vegetarian sausage Fried onions and spinach Mashed pumpkin Tomato gravy Pap And good old tomato k...
I had lots of dreams about falling into the pit loo!!!
Why an Africa Day? <ul><li>Smart arts group </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing good practise across departments </li></ul><ul><li>I...
Story telling <ul><li>Can you remember….. </li></ul>
Activities <ul><li>Drumming </li></ul><ul><li>Gumboot dancing </li></ul><ul><li>Mask Making </li></ul><ul><li>Cooking </li...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
www.hertsgeog.wordpress.com   <ul><li>www.gateway-africa.com/stories   </li></ul><ul><li>www.lcd.org.uk   </li></ul><ul><l...
 
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    1. 1. Out of Africa, always something new
    2. 2. Simon Balle School <ul><li>Humanities Specialism since 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>Geography, citizenship and RE </li></ul><ul><li>Links with South Africa through Link Community Development </li></ul><ul><li>Trying to share good practise throughout school </li></ul><ul><li>Deep learning days </li></ul>
    3. 4. Cross-curricular dimensions <ul><li>Young people need to experience opportunities to understand themselves and the world in which they live. </li></ul><ul><li>Cross-curriculum dimensions help young people make sense of the world and give education relevance and authenticity. They reflect the major ideas and challenges that face individuals and society. </li></ul><ul><li>Dimensions can add a richness and relevance to the curriculum experience of young people. They can provide a focus for work within and between subjects and across the curriculum as a whole, including the routines, events and ethos of the school. </li></ul><ul><li>Cross-curriculum dimensions include: </li></ul><ul><li>Identity and cultural diversity, healthy lifestyles, community participation, enterprise, global dimension and sustainable development, technology and the media, creativity and critical thinking </li></ul>
    4. 5. Why Africa? <ul><li>Pupil perceptions </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding issues </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural diversity </li></ul><ul><li>Developing mutually beneficial partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding the world around us </li></ul>
    5. 6. Linking Schools <ul><li>Link Community Development </li></ul><ul><li>Global teacher programme – 5 week placement in Kimbili Junior Secondary School </li></ul><ul><li>Follow up work for one year after placement </li></ul><ul><li>Schools linked </li></ul>
    6. 7. Kimbili Junior Secondary School Where did I go? I stayed in the rural area surrounding the village of Qumbu in the Eastern Cape in South Africa Qumbu
    7. 9. AREA <ul><li>Very open countryside, mountains and grassland </li></ul><ul><li>Quite remote from towns so no shops or facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Pupils can walk long distances to school </li></ul><ul><li>Roads not made up </li></ul><ul><li>Weather changes rapidly, can be very hot one day, misty and cold the next </li></ul>
    8. 10. The School Environment <ul><li>4 permanent classrooms </li></ul><ul><li>1 rondavel </li></ul><ul><li>1 community built classroom </li></ul><ul><li>2 half built classrooms </li></ul>
    9. 11. The School Environment <ul><li>4 permanent classrooms </li></ul><ul><li>1 rondavel </li></ul><ul><li>1 community built classroom </li></ul><ul><li>2 half built classrooms </li></ul>
    10. 12. The School Environment <ul><li>4 permanent classrooms </li></ul><ul><li>1 rondavel </li></ul><ul><li>1 community built classroom </li></ul><ul><li>2 half built classrooms </li></ul>
    11. 13. The School Environment <ul><li>4 permanent classrooms </li></ul><ul><li>1 rondavel </li></ul><ul><li>1 community built classroom </li></ul><ul><li>2 half built classrooms </li></ul>
    12. 14. There is a school assembly every morning and afternoon to say prayers
    13. 15. This is on my last day when the teachers gave me the outfit I am wearing as a present.
    14. 16. Grade 8 and 9 on a very cold, wet day!
    15. 21. This room was built by the community. There are about 80 pupils in here. There are holes in the roof and in the walls.
    16. 24. My first lesson was teaching about continents. They have no world maps so I was glad I took the inflatable globes!
    17. 26. I stayed with the principal for 5 weeks. Her house was very nice and she was a relatively wealthy member of the village. The house had electricity but no running water. I had to get water from a big tank in the garden and heat it on a paraffin heater. If I wanted to wash my hair this meant getting up at 4am!!! There was no bathroom and the toilet was a pit loo at the end of the garden.
    18. 27. This was a typical meal. Vegetarian sausage Fried onions and spinach Mashed pumpkin Tomato gravy Pap And good old tomato ketchup
    19. 28. I had lots of dreams about falling into the pit loo!!!
    20. 29. Why an Africa Day? <ul><li>Smart arts group </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing good practise across departments </li></ul><ul><li>Introducing Cultural Diversity </li></ul>
    21. 30. Story telling <ul><li>Can you remember….. </li></ul>
    22. 31. Activities <ul><li>Drumming </li></ul><ul><li>Gumboot dancing </li></ul><ul><li>Mask Making </li></ul><ul><li>Cooking </li></ul><ul><li>Science </li></ul><ul><li>African Games </li></ul><ul><li>African Cup of Nations </li></ul>
    23. 39. www.hertsgeog.wordpress.com <ul><li>www.gateway-africa.com/stories </li></ul><ul><li>www.lcd.org.uk </li></ul><ul><li>www.musicforchange.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.heritageceramics.org </li></ul>

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