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More Successful International Schools Partnership Grants!

26 November, 2020

A huge congratulations to the following primary schools for roaring success in their International Partnership grant applications, which are part of the Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning (CCGL) programme:

  • St Bernard's Primary School, Glengormley
  • Balloughry Primary School, Derry,
  • Ballymacash Primary School, Lisburn
  • St. Malachy’s Primary School, Armagh
  • Howard Primary School, Dungannon
  • Gaelscoil Eadain Mhoir, Derry

And, of course, we can't possibly forget our post-primary schools, Ballynahinch High School and Mercy College, Belfast.

All of these schools have been partnered with schools in the MENA region (Middle East and North Africa) and will come together in Jordan in 2021 for a conference focused on school-based practices that support children and young people's health and well being.

In the meantime, and before they all meet up, schools in Northern Ireland will work on a collaborative pupil project with their partner schools, which allows pupils to share and learn from one another in topics related to the Sustainable Development Goals themes. For example: how children have been looking after themselves and investigating ways of becoming more sustainable in their local communities.

Teachers from the MENA countries (Palestine, Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon) will travel to Ireland later in 2021, where schools will focus on sharing and celebrating learning acheived through these partnerships.

Taking part in the International Schools Partnerships exchange, particularly the funded reciprocal visits, will allow teachers to make global learning very real, as pupils explore themes in the context of their shared personal experiences. For teachers, the programme and international visit to their paired school provides an excellent opportunity to develop practitioner skills in collaboration, and deepen and extend global learning practice and reach within their own school. 

Hurry!!! There are still a few spaces left for post-primary schools to join in with this particular MENA programme, with further rounds of funding for primary and post-primary schools in February and April 2021 (so the sooner you get your application in, the better!). These new funding opportunities will allow you to be matched with an overseas school partner - if you don't want to join the above MENA programme - following a successful grant application from the CCGL programme funded by the British Council. 

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