A Special School in North London is part of a cluster of UK schools linked with a cluster of primary, special and secondary schools in Ghana. ICT is used to communicate. Both teacher and young people exchanges have taken place, leading to first-hand accounts of life in the different schools. Videos showing life in each school have also been exchanged.
The partnership has contributed to learning in all areas of the curriculum, for example, in Science they have studied the uses of farm animals; in PSHE, health, particularly HIV/AIDS; in Citizenship, feelings about ‘my country’; and in Literacy, storytelling. The schools were recently awarded a DFID Global Schools Partnership grant.
This case study is taken from Developing the Global Dimension in the School Curriculum, DfES et al, 2005
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