Mr Donald Jaravaza a teacher from The Grange School, Harare in Zimbabwe has just enjoyed a wonderful week here at Brook Street School. He took assemblies helped in classes and shared how they teach in his own country with the staff. He also visited High Hesket School, Hadrian's Wall, Carlisle Cathedral and Gretna Green. On Wednesday he attended evening song at the Cathedral. He also took the opportunity to visit Aira Force in the Lake District and try fish and chips!
Download the Afritwin powerpoint presentation - Click here
The children at De Kuilen also made a huge Easter bunny out of scrap materials as part of their topic on recycling resources. The bunny was placed in a local shopping centre so everyone could see it and it will help them to raise money for some new laptops. What a clever idea!
De Kuilen Primary School, our partners in Cape Town, have sent us this amazing slideshow of their recent activities. We hope you enjoy having a look at all the exciting things they are doing.
Q: WHAT DO BROOK STREET SCHOOL, DE KUILEN SCHOOL, LINCOLN SCHOOL AND GOMOLA SCHOOL HAVE IN COMMON?
A: THEY ARE ALL PART OF THE SAME PROJECT – TO CONNECT UP CLASSROOMS ACROSS THE WORLD!
Just imagine if the pupils in our school could link up with pupils in different countries to share their work, make friends and learn about different lives in other parts of the world! Well, that is what is going to happen now that we are part of a project to link four schools in different parts of the world.
Brook Street School has joined an exciting project to link up primary schools in South Africa, Zimbabwe and the USA. This aims to help children and staff in different countries to learn from each other and work together on topics across the curriculum. We’ll be using email, skype, websites and blogs as well as the good old postal service to connect our classes together on shared topics over the next 3-4 years.
We are now ‘partnered’ with De Kuilen School in Cape Town, South Africa as well as with a school in Zimbabwe and one in Washington State, USA. This was made possible by enormous help from ‘AfriTwin’ which is an organisation dedicated to pairing up schools in Britain and Africa.
In August, Mr Welsh and Mrs Spence travelled to Cape Town to meet the staff and children of De Kuilen school. Funding for the trip to South Africa was provided by the Fulbright Teacher Exchange Programme which is sponsored by the US department of state.
Read the News and Star feature on our school and the week spent here by Mr Fourie in early October 2013. Click Here to download the Pdf.