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Today's children are growing up in an uncertain and rapidly changing world. Shifting global powers, a globalised economy and global challenges like climate change and poverty mean they will be faced with difficult choices in their lives.
Scotts Global Ambassadors
Joe, Reily, Harrison, Maddie, Finlay, Amelia
Welcome to Scotts!
0n Monday 3rd July, we were very pleased to welcome a group of ten Chinese children aged between 9 and 12 and their teachers, from Huaihe Primary School, Ningbo, China. The visit was part of our ongoing Global Partnership Project where we link with children in classrooms in different parts of the world. In the past we have enjoyed visits with students and teachers from Tenerife, Sweden and Bangladesh. We have been partners with Huaihe School for the last two years and our Y5 Global Ambassadors, Joe, Reily, Harrison, Maddie, Finlay and Amelia have been communicating and exchanging information on behalf of the children at Scotts.
In preparation for the visit, the Global Ambassadors led a school assembly, where our specially invited Chinese guest Gary, talked about some of the differences in culture and answered lots of the children's questions. During the week before the visit, children in every class became involved in designing posters, making decorations and learning a few phrases in Mandarin, so that when our visitors arrived after their long journey from China, they immediately felt among friends.
Our visitors spent time with each class experiencing many different lessons and shared Chinese language, art and dance activities with our pupils. One of the things they really wanted to experience was the British way of life and we are extremely grateful to those parents who invited the children into their homes for a meal during their stay. This was the highlight of the week for many of them!
Other highlights included making Chinese lanterns and a visit to Scotts by the Mayor of Havering, Linda Van den Hende, who invited our guests and Global Ambassadors to visit her in the Mayor's Parlour, where they also met local MP Julia Dockerill.
It was an amazing week for everyone and one which will stay in our memories for years to come.
As part of our Global Learning Project, we have been learning about the difference between charity and fair trade. In order to understand this, pupils took part in the 90kg Rice Challenge.
JTS, a not-for-profit fair trade organisation, has challenged schools and other organisations, to sell 90kg of rice – the amount of rice sold that would enable a Malawian farmer to pay for a year’s basic secondary education for one child.
During the week beginning 18th May, children in all classes completed a mini-project about rice. They found out how it is grown in different countries and how it forms part of a staple diet for many people. Year 6 pupils helped the younger children to design posters and make their own paper bags in technology lessons and the highlight was a Rice Market which they held in school on Friday 22nd May.
Not only did we manage to complete the challenge, we beat our target and sold 100 kg of Kilombero rice!
Thank you to everyone who supported us by buying rice. Together we made a difference!
We are also taking part in the British Council Connecting Classrooms project. Scotts Primary School is partnered with Compot Para Government Primary School in Bangladesh. In July one of the teachers, Mrs Baygum visited us to learn more about our school. This was very exciting for us. In October, Mrs Boardman visited Mrs Baygum in Bangladesh and had a fantastic experience!