At Yattendon, we want to enhance our children's understanding of cultural diversity, global citizenship and what it means to be a child growing up in the world today. To this end, we have actively sought a close link with a partner school overseas in order to bring in that international dimension that we really need to help our pupils look outside their immediate environment and expand the way they think about
the world around them.
We have therefore set up what we hope will be a long-term partnership with Centro SHAMA, a school based in Lima, Peru supported by The British Community Trust in aid of Peruvian Street Children.
Established 15 years ago, the school was set up as a direct response to discrimination against orphans in the school system. It now has 150 pupils on roll from preschool to secondary age.
We are sure that the collaboration of work that the children produce will enhance their enthusiasm, interest and knowledge of the the wider world. Writing to one another will certainly be beneficial to literacy work, supporting Yattendon pupils to hone their communication skills by writing with purpose and for a specific audience. It will without doubt be very exciting to receive a package of work from children of a similar age from the other side of the world!
The partnership will complement the work that we already do here at Yattendon and will offer our children a very exciting dimension to their curriculum.