Malmesbury has gained re-accreditation of the prestigious International School Award through our strong links with our partner schools abroad and our "wide range of creative and motivational international activities" as highlighted by the British Council.. They also noted that "The international dimension continues to be a valued and integral part of your school's curriculum and whole-school ethos, promoting citizenship and celebrating cultural diversity across the school and wider community. International work complements your school's values and key priorities, as highlighted in your last Ofsted report which recognises the relevance of the international dimension to the British Values agenda".
We are very excited to have been awarded two British Council grants to visit Opoku Ware School in Kumasi, Ghana and have strong links with the Ecole St. Jean in Trets in the South of France, with whom we correspond regularly in both French and English.
Nos amis en France
In Year 5, we have been corresponding for over 5 years with a school in Trets in the South of France. We correspond with each other about once every half term and love to hear each other's news. It's been particularly good to hear from our friends during lockdown; they're going through exactly the same things that we are! We have written letters and poems, and sent videos and emails to each other. We even got a chance to mark some of their English homework! We felt like proper teachers! We've noticed that their hand-writing is very different and they don't have to wear school uniform, but they like the same things that we like (football, other sports, video games...) and we've loved making new friends.
Our friends in Ghana
A Visit from Angelina, the Head-teacher and Thomas, a Year 6 teacher. Take a look at the 'Our Friends in Ghana' page for more pictures and information.
On our first visit to Ghana, we took some footballs and bibs with us as a gift to our Ghanaian friends, which the children at Malmesbury had saved up for. Here are some photos of an inter-form football competition; it's great to see they're being put to good use!