This year we have been building links with other schools from around the world. At Barlow Primary School we want the children to develop an International perspective of themselves and to communicate and collaborate with children in other countries about their Education and topics that matter to them.
We have links with a school in Sri Lanka and another in Pakistan, and have already begun the process of building relationships for future projects. We plan to use our new blog as a way to document our work and to reflect on the learning journey together.
Click here for a look at our previous blog:
And here is a link to our French Partner School's blog:
To mark the International Day of Peace we teamed up with our International Partners to agree a joint focus and shared activities.
In every class, each child talked about the idea of Peace - from KS1 who focussed on Peace in our relationships to KS2 who looked at Israa's peace in a refugee camp after fleeing the war in Syria. Together we agreed a symbol of a dove to represent our ideas and we all reflected on our discussions - Class 4 blogged about it, Class 3 wrote some wonderful expressive pieces, as we as creating origmai doves while Class 1 & 2 created their doves using their folding and cutting skills. Then, each child wrote a promise for Peace in their world and a hope for Peace for the whole world. We gatherered with our doves for a photo in the playground and as you can see they are now flying in the corridor for everyone to read.
We will share with you later what our partners have done and how this has impacted on our behaviour and our discussions.
Kolkata Appeal - The Great Barlow Bake-Off
Sponsored by the Hackney House Cafe, the children and adults of Barlow came together to raise money for the Kolkata appeal in a final attempt to hit our target.
The participation was amazing with loads of entries, some stunning cakes that made it very tough for the judges to pick! Catherine, from Hackney House, Maureen, our gardening queen and Vicky Noble of the School governors spent a very tough hour tasting and judging all of the cakes and our winners were all awarded a book voucher to enjoy.
Thank you to everyone who came along to buy the cakes at the end of the day and help us to raise the money for the Diocese appeal, you were amazing!
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