Over a number of years Malden Manor has developed well established links with schools in Korea, and Jamaica and teachers from Malden Manor have visited these countries to embed the links with partner schools there. Malden Manor has also enjoyed a visit from Marlon Richards, a teacher from Drews Avenue, our link school in Jamaica.
Our International Partners:
- Drews Avenue School, Kingston Jamaica.
- Hanmoe Elementary School, Seoul, Korea.
Malden Manor has used these international partnerships to enhance a range of cross curricular themes which explore global dimensions in various ways. The themes include comparing local histories of Kingston upon Thames with Kingston, Jamaica in collaboration with our partner school there.
Children from all schools also created ‘My life in a box’ – a personal box of treasures – which they felt encapsulated their lives and culture, and which were then shared across partner schools, as a way of developing understanding each other’s worlds.
Other projects have involved sharing and exploring and comparing artwork from partner schools and countries, such as puppets and masks. Another project, ‘Games Rhyme and Song’ has involved producing dual-language collaborative learning games, and comparison of playground games, exchanged with partner schools. Children from Malden Manor, Drews Avenue and Hanmoe Elementary, our partner school in Seoul, Korea, produced films of the children playing traditional games and reciting rhymes. We have also developed sports and PE links, exchanging reports and statistics.
Malden Manor School has been awarded the Full International School Award by the British Council. This award recognises the curriculum-based international work that has taken place in the school and celebrates the ways in which links developed with schools in other parts of the world have been used to help explore themes and extend learning.