International links – Ghana
As a school we believe in supporting children with a global view of the world. We work with the UNICEF Rights respecting schools ethos – focusing on wants and needs, as well as the understanding of the world.
Mrs Dean worked as a Leader in International development in Ghana for 3 months in 2011. She worked and lived in a remote part of northern Ghana, a town called Walewale; supporting Ghana Education Service and local schools.
Mrs Dean has maintained contact with staff and schools in the area since this time.
Ghana is studied as a contrasting non-European country (a National Curriculum requirement) in year 2; as Mrs Dean can bring a lot of personal knowledge about the similarities and differences in our cultures.
For our Year 2’s Powerful project – our children are making big books for the children in the north Ghana schools, again in the town of Walewale. The stories are based around the novel Meerkat Mail. The completed books will transported for us by volunteers from: http://www.educatorsinternational.org.uk
Charlotte Cashman and Michael Stark from Educators International came to visit our schools to talk to the children about Ghana and also the exciting book project.
Michael and Charlotte also delivered some our unused big books to Ghana to support teaching and learning in their schools too.