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International Work


At Botanic Primary School, we are very proud of our international work, for which we received the British Council International School Award in 2011, 2014, and most recently, 2017.


From 2013 - 2015, we undertook a two year Comenius Project with schools in Spain, Greece, England, Turkey, Poland and Italy, and we continue to work closely with both these partners and those further afield, maintaining regular contact through Skype and Email.


We are also very pleased to have our own, in-house, French Language Assistant, who works with all classes from Nursery to Year 7, building both language skills and knowledge of French culture and society.


In 2017, we put in place a new 'International Award' for the Primary 7 pupil who has made the most significant contribution towards our international work throughout their school life.   This is to be awarded on an annual basis in memory of our former Chair of Governors, Mrs Hilary Sloane.


International School Award Exhibition 2017 - 2020

Our French Pen-pals

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This year, P6 are learning about celebrations in France and have been corresponding with the classes of l'ecole Jean-Michel Langevin in Western France. Together, they learned about Christmas in France with traditional food and we made crackers for our pen-pals. They loved them as you can see...

P2 skyping Poland

Comenius LipDub

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Our school was in charge of editing the lipdub. Each school sent us a video for us to use. Here is the final product!

Comenius Corner

Comenius Corner 1

Comenius Exhibition 22nd May 2015

P2 made a Comenius video for our partner schools

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Skyping with our Polish partners

Comenius Project Work - Our Mini Guide

Comenius Project Work - Our Mini Guide 1
Comenius Project Work - Our Mini Guide 2

Comenius Project Meeting in Siedlin, Poland October 2014

Year 2 Boat Assembly

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P6 Dramatised Readings Part 1

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P6 Dramatised Reading Part 2

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Our Dramatisation Information!

Year 3's Lifeboat Presentation

Yesterday, Y5 had a super exciting day, especially as we had our first video conference with one of our Comenius partner schools! We spent a great session with Belen, Jose-Antonio and their pupils, talking about ourselves and our project work. Well done to all the Spanish pupils who showed us their fantastic work on trains - particularly the model trains they have made - they are excellent! Perhaps next time Y7 will be able to showcase their Titanic models they have made.

Picture 1 Video Conferencing with Spain!

P4 visit SS Nomadic

Below you can watch P5's two video clips. We collected information about the Titanic for our Comenius partners. We hope you like our Titanic facts!

Titanic Info Part

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Titanic Info Part

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Comenius Visit to Belfast

Comenius Visit to Belfast 1 Visiting Titanic
Comenius Visit to Belfast 2 Presentation of gifts from Spain
Comenius Visit to Belfast 3 Presentation of gifts from Sicily
Comenius Visit to Belfast 4 Visiting the classes
After two days in Belfast, it was time for our group to visit Blackpool, where our other UK partner school is allocated.

Comenius Visit to Blackpool

Comenius Visit to Blackpool 1 Key Stage One Harvest Assembly
Comenius Visit to Blackpool 2 Key Stage Two Assembly
Comenius Visit to Blackpool 3 An early morning stroll near Stanley Primary
Comenius Visit to Blackpool 4 Blackpool in the evening