Why The Global Community?
At the heart of our global learning is the idea of interconnectedness or interdependence between people and the environment. This includes local and global connections as well as those that are rooted in the past, present in our lives today and those that may affect us in the future.
At St Peter's we have made many links across our curriculum which incorprate learning about different cultures and societies around the world. For four years now, we have had links with a charity school (UCC Future Leaders) in Accra, Ghana and have communicated in several different ways. We have also ensured that Ghana is included in our Geography learning in two year groups. We have also welcomed Ghanaian teachers into our school and have made contact with a Japanese teacher to compare how languages are taught in primary schools across the world. As a school, we have now achieved the British Council International Award at intermediate level. From Autumn 2017 we shall be working towards full accreditation by aiming for collaborative learning with overseas schools.
On World Book Day (2017) we focused on literature from African traditions. Learning in each year group was based around a book from an African country. We also took the opportunity to experience the artistic traditions of that country. Staff and pupils dressed up in the colours of the Ghanaian flag to raise money for the UCC Future Leaders' new school building in Accra.
For information on how St Peter's supports our friends in Ghana, please see below.