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Connecting Classrooms

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Interested in developing yourself with relevant skills to tackle global themes in the classroom? Connecting Classrooms, a new global education programme, funded by the British Council and the Department for International Development (DFID), has resources for schools. It’s designed to help young people become responsible global citizens, as well as giving them the skills to work in a global economy. It offers school partnerships, professional development courses for teachers, accreditation and the chance to share best practice with international counterparts….

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Congratulations Queniborough!

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A huge congratulations to Queniborough C.E. Primary School in Leicestershire, who have won the Regional Primary Church School Awards for the Midlands and East Anglia for their work in their community and globally. Queniborough has links with several schools around the globe, including a strong partnership with Yekatit 23 in Bahir Dar through Link Ethiopia, which has seen teachers from Queniborough visiting Bahir Dar and a reciprocal visit from some Yekatit teachers – read more on this visit here.

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Olympic build up…

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With only 32 days before the start of the London 2012 Olympics, schools all over the world are gearing up with lots of Olympic-based learning activities. Today some schools will be taking part in Ethiopian Day, celebrating a country of runners. The day will include a range of activities on Ethiopia’s history, culture and sporting prestige, including the legend Haille Gebrselassie. If your school got involved we’d love to hear how it went!  If you are looking for more opportunities to get…

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Ethiopian dance hits Clissold Park!

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Check out this video of some fabulous Ethiopian dance filmed in Clissold park in London last week! In the north of Ethiopa, dancing mainly involves moving the neck and head but as you travel further south, more of the body is incorportated into the dance. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UPpgXbDkP4

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Queniborough CE Primary School receive some Ethiopian guests

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Queniborough C.E. Primary School in Leicestershire hosted school director Ato Mulugeta and teacher Abundeje from their link school Yekatit 23 in Bahir Dar, celebrating their school link and a joint artwork in an open air thanksgiving assembly on Tuesday 29th May. A replica banner has been installed in Yekatit 23. A fun-filled and packed week followed: staff, parents, and students really got involved in making their Ethiopian guests feel at home and introducing them to their school, the local area…

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Queniborough CE Primary School are Expecting Ethiopian Visitors

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Queniborough CE Primary School are eagerly awaiting the arrival of school director Ato Mulugeta and teacher Abundeje from Ethiopia to celebrate their school link in an outdoor ‘thanks giving’ assembly next Tuesday 29th May. The assembly will be held under a piece of artwork which was a joint project between the two schools.  Their link school, Yekatit 23 in Bahir Dar also has a similar banner brought over in a recent visit from head teacher Joy and Tracey.

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Christina’s visit to Ude School, Bishoftu

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During these past Easter holidays Christina Lynn, Link Coordinator at Priory School in Lewes, flew to Addis Ababa and drove down to Bishoftu to visit her Link School Ude. She was truly excited and looking forward to finally be in Ethiopia and meet the people she had been working so closely with for the past two years. All this made for a fantastic experience which was made possible thanks to a grant from the British Council we helped her obtain….

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Ethiopian & UK Sporting Heroes!

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As the world looks forward to the 2012 Olympic Games in London in July, this was the perfect opportunity for the students to celebrate some world-beating Ethiopian athletes, and tell their English friends about Ethiopia’s great sporting history. The students worked in groups to describe some of their sporting heroes, profiling seven Ethiopian greats, and challenged their friends in the UK to come up with similar examples from the UK. A full PDF with all their work can be downloaded…

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New Global Wallplanner for 2012-13 school year available to pre-order

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A new Global Wallplanner for the 2012-13 school year will be distributed free in the Times Educational Supplement next Friday 11th May. Go to www.globaldimension.org.uk/wallplanner to find out more, and to pre-order a copy or a bulk supply cost-free (UK addresses only). The planner has been produced with support from UKAid, the British Council and Practical Action. As well as key international and global dates it includes a selection of religious festivals and deadlines for British Council programmes for schools. It also…

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New Global Teachers Award

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Perhaps some of you might be interested in this training opportunity? Monday 9th July 2012   9.30am to 5.00pm Institute of Education, London This new national award supports teachers in developing skills, confidence and practical approaches to global learning in their schools, promoting informed, active global citizenship with pupils. To book, click here . For more information email [email protected] or call 020 7364 6405

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Hosting a joint Art Exhibition

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Kelemework School and Dover Grammar School Host a Joint Art Exhibition Dover Grammar School have been linked with Kelemework School, an urban secondary school in Addis Ababa, since 2008. During this time they have hosted a number of joint art exhibitions. Dover Grammar sent their work to be displayed alongside work by students from Kelemework at an exhibition attended by local dignitaries including representatives from the local education bureau. Students were given the chance to explain their art work and…

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Teachers from Ossett Academy take part in the Great Ethiopian Run

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A huge congratulations to the Link Ethiopia team that took part in the Great Ethiopian Run! Three teachers from Ossett Academy in West Yorkshire were part of a team of people who took part in Link Ethiopia’s fundraising effort – they not only helped raise a huge amount for Link Ethiopia, but also achieved the amazing feat of completing a 10k run at 8,000ft under the burning Ethiopian sun! As one brave runner put it, “the whole experience was amazing…

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Queniborough CE Primary visit their Link School!

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In October, head teacher Joy Hardy and year 6 teacher Tracey Lidgett from Queniborough CE Primary school embarked on a much anticipated trip to their link school Yekatit 23 Elementary School in Bahr Dir. In between sampling the local food and a spot of sightseeing, Joy and Tracey spent time setting up a new learning environment in the school and providing resources for the next door deaf unit. Here is a short snippet from a detailed description of their trip…

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Welcome to Tara Sleggs, our new School Links Manager

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In September, Tara Sleggs took over from James Love as our School Links Manager, working alongside Sachin Shaa to ensure the linking process runs as smoothly as possible for all involved. Tara is an experienced Geography teacher and more recently spent fifteen months volunteering in Ethiopia with VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas). Her role with VSO involved training teacher trainers in a University but she was also lucky enough to get involved in projects within local schools as well as travelling…

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