Monday 17 February 2020

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.

Notes to Editor

  • For more information about Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning, visit www.britishcouncil.org/connectingclassrooms or contact Schools@britishcouncil.org.
  • Connecting Classrooms is a global education programme brought to schools by the British Council in partnership with the Department for International Development (DFID).
  • It includes face-to-face and online courses, international collaboration between schools and funding opportunities based around global learning.
  • The programme gives teachers and educational professionals the opportunity to develop classroom practice and develop ideas with like-minded teachers internationally.
  • To facilitate collaboration face to face, schools in the UK can apply for a grant to take part in a project with an overseas school.
  • By developing and networking with thousands of teachers across the world, the British Council aims to help young people develop the knowledge, skills and values to live and work in a globalised economy.
  • The British Council has committed £17 million over three years to work across the globe. The UK government has additionally contributed £21 million to support partnerships between schools in the UK and developing countries.
  •  Thousands of schools will be supported to work together in over 30 countries across the world; to enhance teaching and global learning for teachers and young people.

About the British Council

The British Council creates international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and builds trust between them worldwide. It is a Royal Charter charity, established as the UK’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations.

For more information, please visit www.britishcouncil.org.

The Department for International Development:

The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty, building a safer, healthier, more prosperous a world for all of us which is firmly in the UK’s national interest. We're ending the need for aid by creating jobs, unlocking the potential of girls and women and helping to save lives when humanitarian emergencies hit.

Find out more at www.dfid.gov.uk    

 

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