Connecting Classrooms - Tanzania
Cronton C of E Primary School has had a strong link with the ACE charity (http://acecharity.org/) and as a school, we have raised money for ACE with the ongoing support of their Headteacher, staff, families and the local church congregation. In October 2017, Mrs Thomson visited the official opening of Arise Community Primary (https://www.facebook.com/Arisecommunityschool/), a school, which is maintained and developed by ACE.
We are extremely excited to announce that this longstanding, joint working has now taken a very exciting step further. Recently, we have been successful at applying for an enriching, fantastic programme called 'Connecting Classrooms', which is run by the British Council (https://connecting-classrooms.britishcouncil.org/). This international programme supports teaching and learning about global issues. It enables pupils to learn and work together on the big issues that face the world today.
The two selected global learning themes that the both schools will focus on, are: Zero Hunger and Gender Equality.
Furthermore, “Connecting Classrooms” will also allow for an exchange of teachers between
Cronton and Arise Schools with so many potential benefits for pupil learning, teachers and the schools as a whole. Miss Rogers (Y5) and Mrs Simm (Nursery) will have a chance to go to Tanzania in February and share their knowledge and skills with the teachers there while passing on all the learning that has taken place in Cronton. In the summer term, we should welcome the headteacher and another teacher from Arise to do the same in Cronton.
What an exciting, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the students and staff at both schools!
Keep checking our Connecting classrooms Blog for updates and the newest learning!