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.
As part of their topic, P1 have been helping the weather fairy to investigate weather in different countries. Over the course of the next few months, they will receive emails and pictures from across the globe in order to decide if the weather is the same in all countries at the same time.
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.