At All Saints, we believe in connecting our children with the world around them as part of their experiences at school. We have therefore several partners in schools from other cultures who are both friends and learning partners.
In Africa, we are connected with FANO International School in Sierra Leone. Many of our teachers have already visited the school during their holidays to teach the children there and also to train the FANO teachers. Thanks to the generosity of the All Saints school community, we have been able to pay for the construction of a new school block for the children with improved sanitation and classroom space. Staff from FANO have also visited our school with funding provided by the British Council.
In Europe, we are linked with Nieuwstadt Bulskamp School in Belgium and in 2011, 2013 and 2015 ten of our Y6 pupils joined pupils from the school at an activity holiday in Durbuy, Belgium. We are planning for a repeat trip in May 2017!
Following the successful placement of one of the teachers from Rico Sejudo School, Seville, Spain, at All Saints, we have established strong links with pupils and staff in Seville. This led to the Community Band touring the city in 2014. The band will be going back in May 2016.
For the year 2015/2016 there will be opportunities for children to visit both Belgium and Spain, and all our links form a central part of our curriculum.
Read our 2014 Sierra Leone blog here
Commonwealth Day 2014
Here is the presentation that the pupils enjoyed as part of Commonwealth Day 2014. Within it, you’ll find plenty of information about the school’s work in West Africa
Click here to download a copy of the presentation.