Information for schools

If you are considering a school link with Zambia, you will find that this can greatly enrich your curriculum.

There are some key aspects of schools work that can be met through your Zambian link such as:

  • Church of England Vision for Education; Educating for ‘Wisdom, Knowledge and Skills’, ‘Hope and Aspiration’, ‘Community and Living Well Together’, and ‘Dignity and Respect’
  • British Values; DfE – ‘We want every school to promote the basic British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance for those of different faiths and beliefs’. Some compare and contrast work would embed this for children.
  • National Curriculum – most subjects using Zambia as the inspiration

Schools Linking supports schools and communities to develop a positive, cohesive ethos by helping children and young people and adults to explore their identity, celebrate diversity, champion equality and develop dialogue.

In a world in which children can be fearful of war, terrorism and natural disasters, it is important that we share global links of good news!

Our Zambian parish links:
Bath and Wells has enjoyed a Companion Link with the Anglican Church in Zambia since 1978.

Companionship is:

  • Praying for each other
  • Learning from each other
  • Challenging each other
  • Meeting each other

These aspects can form the basis of a school link by developing a genuine relationship through good communication, including ‘whatsapp’ (which is commonly used by the Zambian people), email and other social media, as well as letters. Pupils can take responsibility for developing this link through a club, curriculum group, year group responsibility linked to the curriculum, or house captains, school council, etc.

Some useful websites:

Global Dimension
The Linking Network
Frameworks for Intercultural Learning
The British Council
Oxfam

Bradford and Ripon & Leeds Diocesan Education Team – Every Child of God Matters Everywhere

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