BEING PART OF A GLOBAL COMMUNITY
Knowing what it means to be part of a global community and a responsible global citizens who works for the good of their community, is something of great importance to us at Witheridge Academy. Whilst with us, we strive to ensure that our children acquire a depth of knowledge about the world in which they live. Through this we want our pupils to build positive relationships with other children in the UK, Europe and from across the wider world. In order to achieve our goals each year group has a global partner country which they learn about and a partner school which they communicate with. Our Big Event curriculum provides plenty of opportunities through each theme to examine a range of global issues that are relevant to the pupil's lives.
In August 2022, we were delighted to be awarded with an International Schools Award and full accreditation for our work Sanjivani International School in Mumbai.
During our partnership with Sanjivani International, we have enjoyed regular online meetings through Google Classroom. The children have pen pals in India who they enjoy catching up with and chatting with. As part of our end of year celebration last year, the children in Mumbai taught us the song 'Hum Honge Kumyab' and the dance teacher at Sanjivani International taught us the dance moves.
Throughout our partnership, we have worked together with Sanjivani International to find out more about the UN Sustainable Development goals, specifically focussing on Goal no.12 - Responsible Consumption and Production.