Through Connecting Classrooms, St Joseph’s have developed a partnership with Asamang Roman Catholic Primary School in Ghana, Africa. Connecting Classrooms is a global education programme ran by the British Council, the aim being to help children develop the knowledge, skills and values required to work in a globalised economy. Through our partnership we hope to promote and enrich global learning at St Joseph’s, deepening interest and expanding on children’s critical thinking skills. Allowing children to explore and problem solve within lessons heightens interest and engages them with the task at hand. In May, Mrs Maguire and Miss Fitzsimons flew out to Ashanti, Ghana to meet with our partner school. Whilst there they engaged with both the local schools and the wider community, sharing best practise and embracing the Ghanaian culture. Upon their return, Class 3 enjoyed immersing themselves in an African themed week, learning about everything from a traditional lesson to the riches of the gold mines. We are very much looking forward to developing our partnership further over the coming years, creating an environment that upholds our ethos to Live, Love and Learn together.
At St Joseph's we have mapped the UN Sustainable Development Goals against our curriculum and each term classes will have a new focus. We want our children to be 'witnesses to the world' and use 'global learning' as a vehicle for this! Ask your child what goal they will be exploring this term!