Over 5,200 schools and 936,000 young people across the world have now participated in Connecting Classrooms – the flagship global education programme run by the British Council and the Department for International Development (DFID). Read on to find out how your school can get involved today.
Connecting Classrooms is designed to help young people learn about global issues and become responsible global citizens, as well as giving them the skills to work in a global economy.
The programme has three strands; school partnerships, professional development and the International School Award.
British Council recently launched a fresh round of funding for school partnerships between schools in the UK and schools in countries including Uganda, India, Nigeria, China and many more. You can view the full list of eligible countries here.
British Council is offering travel grants of £1,500 per school, to facilitate visits to and from your partner school to develop your partnership and work together. You’ll also get access to our easy-to-follow framework to help you build and further your partnership relevant to your curriculum area.
Connecting Classrooms also offers online and face to face training courses through its Professional Development strand. There are a variety of free online and face to face workshops which teachers can sign up for.
In addition, as your school’s international dimension expands; your school could be eligible for an Award or Accreditation through the International School Award.
Make this term the one when your pupils in Northern Ireland discover a wider world, opening their minds to different societies, developing trust and understanding between cultures to create a more connected classroom and world for the future.
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