Here at Kingsmoor Academy, we work hard to bring the wider world inside the classroom. With our theme days, Carnival Week and learning topics, we believe our children experience a truly international curriculum. We are also proud of our international links across Europe. We have worked together in partnerships with many other countries on different Erasmus+ European projects. Please click on the tabs to find out more information about the work we do for each project.
The impact of our international ethos on our children is huge. They have learnt a lot about other countries, their cultures and their traditions. Evidence of this is all over our school, in children’s books, on display boards and just by talking to our children. Carnival Week and international themed assemblies really enthuse the pupils, one year five child said, ‘I’ve never been outside of England but now it feels like I have!’.
Over the past three years, we have hosted many teachers from all over Europe and students from other countries as well. We find this has a big impact at our school. It is one thing learning about a different culture, it is far more powerful to meet people from that culture first-hand. Children, and teacher, have been able to communicate with one another and, whilst we are all different, they realise how similar we all are too.
Children have become far more aware of their roles as ‘global citizens’. Over 50 pupils applied to be in our school’s Eco-Warrior Committee; members, as well as the school council, helped plant over 100 new trees in our school grounds last year. Our school also won awards for recycling art projects and we participated in activities such as The Great British Spring Clean.
Children learn so much about other countries but also about global themes. When pupils leave Kingsmoor, we hope they are equipped with the knowledge and skills to make a positive contribution in the world, and with the understanding of why this so important.