Seven primary schools from Tororo district have forged a new partnership with Kernow Learning (Formally ACEMAT) in the United Kingdom as part of Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning, a unique global education programme.
Connecting Classrooms is run in over 30 countries by the British Council in partnership with the Department for International Development (DFID). It works with schools across the globe to help young people develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to make a positive contribution to their world.
The programme enables teachers not only to teach these skills to children in their classroom, but also to visit partner schools in The United Kingdom to exchange insights and ideas on how to improve teaching and global learning in their schools.
Kisoko Boys Primary School, Magola Primary School, Pajanjango Primary School, Yona Okoth Memorial Primary School, Gwara Gwara Primary School, Nagongera Girls and Maundo Primary School are taking part of the programme as part of a cluster of schools because of their commitment to preparing young people to make a positive contribution to their world.
In February 2020, Kernow Learning, the Cluster lead will visit their partner schools in Tororo district jointly with teachers from Beacon Academy, St Agnes School, Upton Cross Academy, St Kew Academy, St. Columb Major, St. Columb Minor Academy from the United Kingdom.
During this visit, the schools will attend a Global Learning Forum organised by the British Council in Kampala. The Global Learning Forum will focus on the 21st century learning and will bring together key actors in the Education Sector such as the Ministry of Education and Sports, Uganda Muslim Teachers Association, teachers and School leaders from across the country.
“On hearing the news that the Tororo schools have successfully applied to take part in the Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning programme,“ Fiona Inci Country Director of the British Council said:
‘I am delighted that these primary schools in Tororo district are taking on this excellent opportunity to develop their professional practice by collaborating with teachers from the UK. Their commitment to equip young people with skills and understanding for life and work in an increasingly global economy is to be commended.’
Connecting Classrooms will enable seven teachers, from the Tororo schools to take part in an exchange visit with their partner school to share experiences and success in teaching and implementing global learning in both schools.