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School Links Conference & British Council Training

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Written by Tsegaye Alemneh & Rohan Moon Link Ethiopia’s Annual School Links Conference and training is held in Bishoftu town and Adama town. The conference and the training took three consecutive days, 24 head teachers and 58 Link coordinators (teachers) from different schools participated in the training. The aim of this conference was to report the main activities of the School Links Scheme and provide a training that helps Link Schools improve the quality of teaching and learning through fostering…

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Beza to Brackenbury

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Written by David Fricker, Brackenbury Link Coordinator Another exciting chapter in the Brackenbury-Beza partnership, the visit by the Head and Link Coordinator from Beza to Brackenbury, took place this month! With the partnership established in 2012, Brackenbury Primary School and Beza (Besebarok) Primary and Secondary School have now completed two reciprocal visits, funding by the British Council Connecting Classrooms grant and supported by Link Ethiopia. The partnership between the two schools continues to strengthen sharing experiences, on the teaching and…

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Link Conference in Gondar

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Every year the coordinators from the partnered schools in Ethiopia meet to discuss plans for the future, and ways to move forward within school partnerships. Most recently, two conferences were held, firstly at Bahir Dar on the 21st December with a second shortly after at Gondar on the 25th December. Not a strange day to meet as you might think; in Ethiopia, Christmas Day is on 7th January! Chaired by Elsa (pictured below) and Abraham, the conferences focused on the…

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School Links Southern Ethiopia Conferences and British Council Training

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Written by Tsegaye Alemneh, School Links Manager, Bishoftu. Link Ethiopia’s annual School Links conference and training was held in Bishoftu and Adama town just before Ethiopian Christmas (Gena). Each conference took two full days. 39 Headteachers and Link coordinators from different schools participated. The aim of these conferences was to create an opportunity for the schools to share experiences, best practice and understanding, with a particular focus this year on teachers who had hosted their partner school and completed a…

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Rushmere Hall Primary School visit partners Times Choice Academy

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Written by Tsegaye Alemneh Michelle and Hannah are teachers from Rushmere Hall Primary School. They had the opportunity to visit their partner school, Times Choice Academy, for the second time last week. On their first day visiting their Link Partners, the Link Club students welcomed them by playing different children’s games and singing songs. They took part in the coffee ceremony and were served with traditional Ethiopian coffee. One of their main focuses was working with the Link Club students…

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Sincil Sports College welcomed two staff members from their Link School, Times Choice Academy!

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Written by Sincil Sports College As part of our international links we hosted two staff members from our Ethiopian Link School, Times Choice Academy, last November three of our teachers visited Ethiopia and spend some time at TCA. Berhanu and Yeshi (the owner and director/teacher) arrived in London on Sunday 15th June, this was their first time visiting Europe and Yeshi’s first time out of Ethiopia. We had a full week planned for them including a tour of London, a…

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Recycling at Tannery Drift School – June 2014

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Written by Lyn Simons from Tannery Drift School Everyone at Tannery Drift School had a break from normal lessons recently to actively engage in a Science Week focused on ‘Change’. Workshops, demonstrations and experiments were undertaken with a large focus on recycling, and with special reference to Ethiopia and Global Learning. Initially we planned to dedicate one day of the week to our Link with Ethiopia and Selam Elementary, but we found that the resources provided were so thought-provoking that…

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Bright, colourful greetings from Ravensdale Primary School

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Ravensdale Primary School have sent greetings to their linked school, Abebayen Elementary School through an array of wonderful work from the students. They decided to focus on the topic of ‘Plants, Animals and Nature’, the children have produced letters, pictures, facts and stories on this subject. Information on native animals to England, such as the hedgehog, have been contrasted to animals originating in other areas of the world. We cannot wait for the children at Abebayen Elementary School to receive…

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Magdalen College School staff are warmly welcomed by everyone at Tana Haik School

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Written by Zemene Mersha There was excitement in Bahir Dar recently when Tana Haik Secondary School welcomed visitors from their Oxford based link school, Magdalen College School, for three days. Ashley, Ruth and Tom were warmly welcomed and enjoyed a busy stay experiencing many aspects of Ethiopian school life as highlighted from this daily journal: Day 1 The visitors arrived on Wednesday morning to a warm welcome from everyone at Tana Haik School. Greeting speeches were given by staff and…

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Brackenbury Primary School welcomes Ethiopian guests

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Written by David Fricker Through Link Ethiopia the schools – Beza Primary and Secondary School and Brackenbury Primary School – have been building a strong relationship with regular communications since 2012 and thanks to a grant from the British Council have been able visit one another. Following Brackenbury School’s visit to Ethiopia in February, two teachers – the School Director and the Link Ethiopia Coordinator – from Beza School travelled to London to discover more about Brackenbury School and education…

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‘All About Me’ – From England to Ethiopia

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Written by Julia Wathen The children at Alexander Hosea School worked had over half term to create some wonderful posters which have been sent over to Kera Hora School in Bishoftu. The ‘All About Me’ posters are a great way for the children in England to share all about their lives, their families and their culture with the children in Ethiopia, offering a shared learning experience and a way of strengthening the link between the schools. Miss Pursey, Link Coordinator…

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Brackenbury School Visits Beza School in Bishoftu

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Brackenbury Primary School and Beza Primary and Secondary School have been partner schools since February 2012. Through Link Ethiopia the schools have been actively communicating, exchanging letters and strengthening their relationship, which enabled them to receive a grant from the British Council and organise a visit. On February 17th three teachers – the Head Teacher and the Link Coordinators – from Brackenbury Primary School visited Beza School in Bishoftu. The Beza Link Club students greeted them at the school gates,…

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Sincil Sports College experience Ethiopia – including the Great Ethiopian Run!

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Written by Sincil Sports College On Monday 18th November three of our teachers set off on an adventure of a lifetime – visiting our Link School, Times Choice Academy (TCA) in Debre Ziet, Ethiopia. We exchange work with TCA three times a year to share experiences about our schools, life styles and culture. Last year 2 of our teachers visited TCA and strengthened the links between the two schools with the help of Link Ethiopia. One of the aims of…

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Queniborough Teachers Visit Yekatit 23

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We recently blogged about a school link between Queniborough and Yekatit 23. Two teachers from Queniborough, Lindsay Jones and Helen Francis went out to visit their link school. What follows is blog about their trip from their point of view, providing a valuable insight into the benefits of visiting a link school. Yekatit 23 is situated in the town of Bahir Dar in northern Ethiopia. “On arrival to Yekatit 23 we were immediately made welcome with a traditional coffee ceremony….

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