Loxford School is a Global Learning Programme Expert Centre (GLPEC). The programme, funded by the DfID, provides training and support to teachers in Primary, Secondary and Special schools to deliver effective teaching and learning about development and global issues at Key Stages 2 and 3. Training, guidance, resources, and £500 e-credits per registered school is helping schools to equip their students to make a positive contribution to a globalised world. GLP schools across the country are already experiencing the positive impact that global learning can have on pupils’ engagement, knowledge, skills and values. Loxford School co-ordinates work with over 20 local schools and is in the fifth phase of the GLP programme following a successful earlier round.
The Global Ambassadors meet on a weekly basis where they engage on a range of global issues, such as petitioning to MPs on climate change, raising awareness on human trafficking and poverty and fund-raising. The Global Ambassadors also play a useful role with hosting international visitors. The Global Ambassadors are currently working on a programme to raise awareness of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. Further details of the SDGs can be found on the following link: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/?menu=1300
The International School Award is a badge of honour for schools that engage in outstanding work in international education, such as through links with partner schools overseas. Fostering an international dimension in the curriculum is at the heart of the British Council’s work with schools, so that young people gain the cultural understanding and skills they need to live and work as global citizens.
Loxford School’s international work includes work with our partner link schools in India, France and Zambia. The work also embraced global learning through ten curriculum subjects, therefore raising the profile of learning at a global level. Loxford School has been featured in its partnership with the Salwan Public School, India, for excellent practice and integration into the curriculum.
The Global Ambassadors played a key part in researching what pupils knew about Fairtrade. Further work was also undertaken to see the extent to how catering services included Fairtrade food products. PSCHE delivered Fairtrade learning for all year groups, whilst the Primary phase hosted a PTA coffee morning, which raised money for the Fairtrade Foundation.
Loxford School is working with Green Culture World to promote a greater understanding of how to protect the environment and promote culture through education. We recently hosted a network of schools as part of this project. The NGO, Krug, is dedicated to promoting the Arts and Culture of the Western Balkans through local and international collaboration. Through pioneering cultural events, NGO Krug fosters intercultural awareness and provides a platform for cross-border and cross-cultural collaboration. The NGO, KRUG, aims to bring renowned international experts to former Yugoslav countries, now referred to as the Western Balkans, and help make them more sustainable and eco-friendly, setting an example to the wider global community. Further information can be seen on the following web link: http://greenculture.world
Here is a video that was produced by KRUG NGO and Green Culture which summarises their visit to Loxford School earlier this term, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-yGxrxuwzI&feature=youtu.b
Our new exciting project also includes forging links with a school/community in Tanzania touching on a few global issues such as poverty, education and women empowerment. For further information, click the link….Walk in Love
International School Links & Student Exchange Visits
Loxford School has links with schools in India, France, and Montenegro, through which we engage on a range of global curriculum projects. We have also helped to fund the construction of a school building in Zambia from 2012 – 2016.
International visit – Salwan Public School (India)
We welcomed pupils and teachers from Salwan Public School (Delhi, India) as part of the international exchange programme. Pupils were delighted to engage in a range of subjects, including English, Maths, Food Technology, Art, Textiles and Economics. It also provided an opportunity for pupils from both schools to learn about eachothers’ cultures and values.
“Our students were awestricken! Some of them wanted to stay on. Some are making plans to do their undergraduate courses in London.” – Sakshi Batra (Science Teacher, Salwan Public School, India).
“I gained a wider perspective of the educational system and teaching styles.” – Sara (Pupil, Salwan Public School, India).
” I loved how people/students were very excited to interact with us and know about our country”. Paridhi (Pupil, Salwan Public School, India).
A further international school trip to India is planned for April 2019.
The primary phase has an active eco-warriors group that visit different areas of the school on a weekly basis to conduct audits of energy waste before making recommendations for improvement.