We are Global Citizens
At Queen’s Park CE/URC Primary School, we have several partner schools, both locally and internationally. We value these links and feel that they help us to teach, not just languages to a very high standard, but also global issues across our curriculum.
In 2016, we gained full accreditation in the British Council’s International School Award and in 2019 we were proud to be awarded with reaccreditation.
Despite the issues surrounding Covid 19, we continue to be committed to helping in the development of our pupils as global citizens. Projects which we have prioritised include:
A project linked to ‘The Invisible String’ book by Patricia Karst and wellbeing. On European Day of Languages, we connected with our partner schools to look at how the pandemic had affected the schools overseas.
We designed symbols of hope and received messages and photos to display on our international corridor. This project earned us an Impact Award from Picture News.
We have appointed six Y4 etwinning ambassadors as we work together with schools from Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain to create a collaborative e-book on a fictional journey around Europe by an Italian family.
We have also enjoyed continued connection with ACE charity as we have fundraised and received letters from Arise school in Tanzania.
We work closely with Primary Languages Network to provide an effective French curriculum and our Y6 pupils are enthusiastic students of Mandarin, delivered by a Chinese teacher from Cowley International College.
Our partner schools work with us on the above projects. Links to their websites are below:
Arise, Tanzania –https://www.facebook.com/groups/AfricaChildreninEducation
IC Gianni Rodari, Rome, Italy
Istituto Comprensivo Gianni Rodari
Via Niobe 52 - 00118 Roma –
Colegio San Enrique, nr Valencia
GHS Herderschule, Bad Pyrmont
Sacred Heart Catholic School, Ulverstone, Tasmania