Our international work is intended to raise standards in all areas of our pupils’ education and to make them aware that they are part of a wider world. The international dimension to the curriculum opens children’s minds and offers new perspectives on their way of thinking and responding to ideas and situations.
Our aim is to:
- develop knowledge and understanding of the historical, geographical, political, social and economic circumstances which have led to the diversity of world civilisations.
- continue to encourage respect for the cultural, linguistic and religious diversity in our school as well as the wider world.
- help our pupils to develop an awareness and understanding of Europe and the wider world and have a sense of their own role as active world citizens.
- continue to encourage our pupils to participate in the community at a range of levels, from the local to the global.
- enable our pupils to counter cultural bias in all forms by enabling them to develop informed views and opinions.
At POW, we are part of a diverse, multi-cultural community and it was fantastic to celebrate this with children and their families on our Cultural Day in October. It was lovely to see so many children dressing in clothes from their own culture.
After school we celebrated with our community by sharing some wonderful dishes from the different cultures represented within the school whilst listening to music from different countries. Children had the opportunity to present a song, a dance or play an instrument from their country of origin.
Thank you to all the families who made such an effort to dress their children in their cultural outfits and organised a food stall for our after school celebration.
We can’t wait to do it all again next year!
The Plantation Project
Global learning at primary level is strongly linked to awareness of other cultures and diversity and developing learners as socially-aware, responsible global citizens.
Pupils in Year 2 have been involved in a partnership with the Silver Oaks Schools and College, Harley Faraz Campus, Rawalpindi Pakistan. ‘The Plantation Project‘ was a great opportunity for our pupils to learn and find out more about different plants that are grown in Pakistan. The activity was shared with both KS1 and KS2 pupils and it had a positive outcome and impact on their knowledge and understanding. Our pupils and the pupils from Pakistan were delighted to share their activities through photos and short videos.