Loxford School ran the Global Learning Programme Expert Centre (GLPEC).The programme, funded by the DfID, provided 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. 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 has co-ordinated work with over 40 local schools and participated 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
INTERNATION SCHOOL AWARD
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 celebrates our global work with our partner link schools in India, Spain and Ghana. 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
Achimota School (Ghana)
Loxford School established links with Achimota school since 2020. Achimota School has educated many Ghanaian leaders, including Kwame Nkrumah, Edward Akufo-Addo, Jerry John Rawlings, and John Evans Atta Mills all of whom are former Heads of State of Ghana. Former Prime Minister of Ghana, Kofi Abrefa Busia also taught at Achimota. Also included in its list of African heads of state is Sir Dawda Jawara, first head of state of The Gambia.
Sun City School (India)
Loxford School established links with Sun City School since 2016. To date Loxford School and Sun City Schools have engaged on 14 curriculum areas/projects, and two student exchange visits. Recent projects included financial literacy and comparative budgeting skills in association with Moneywise.
Sun City School offers the International Baccalaureate (IB), Cambridge International Examinations (CIE). The School is a Co-ed Day School, with classes Years 1 -13. It is an English Medium school.
Salwan Public School (India)
Loxford School established links with Salwan Public School since 2012, and has engaged in 23 curriculum projects/areas, including poetry, cultural cushions, climate change and comparative economic developments. To date we have engaged in four international student exchange visits. Our partnership was also heralded as a benchmark of success with the British Council and the Institute of Education.
Late Pt. Girdhari Lal Salwan, the founder of SET, was born in 1902. He was a great visionary who vowed to impart education to the needy – from all sections of the society – free of cost. He thereby laid the foundation of Salwan Education Trust in 1941.
Consolacion College (Spain)
Loxford School established links with Consolacion College in 2020, and has engaged in letter exchanges and a video conferences.
Consolacion College is a Catholic college was set up in 1862. It is situated in the Castellon region of North West Spain. It provides education to 3-18 year old pupils and is has a network of 17 centres in Spain.
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.