In today’s world, it’s vital that young citizens know their place in the world – teaching them about global issues is imperative. The British Council, Connecting Classrooms, is specifically designed to establish long-term partnerships between schools in the UK and more than 60 other countries worldwide, helping to create culturally inclusive classrooms.
Every year we give money to fund a school in Rwanda as part of the Birmingham Catholic Archdiocese.
Through the British Council, we have now been linked with our very own school in Rwanda. It is a primary and high school and the children are learning English as part of their curriculum.
Our Y5 class have teamed up with a similar aged class there and have become pen-pals.
We can't wait to receive replies to our recent letter and build on this new relationship.