In February 2019, seven Kernow Learning teachers and project lead, Gill Harper, visited schools in Uganda and attended a British Council Conference in Kampala.
The focus of the trip was to build relationships with our partner schools in the Tororo District and develop the joint project based on the United Nations Global Goals initiative.
At the same time as the visits, the Education Minister in Uganda recognised the positive impact that the British Council Connecting Classroom projects are having across the country.
Upon their return, teachers have been talking to pupils and parents about their experiences and developing new ways for pupils to communicate with the pupils in their partner schools in Uganda.
The trip has been incredibly valued by all the teachers involved as it has significantly improved their knowledge of global issues, but particularly the issues faced by the families and schools in the Tororo region, the six core learning elements of Global Learning and the ‘United Nation's Zero Hunger by 2030 Strategy’.
It is hoped that the seven schools taking part can welcome teachers from Uganda to visit Cornwall and our schools sometime in the not too distant future. The visit was scheduled for 2020 but due to Covid-19 has had to be postponed. However, the schools will continue to take part in joint projects relating to the Global Learning Goals.
The goals of the Connecting Classroom partnership are as follows: