AN IRVINE primary school plans to develop Kenyan school links to boost learning on global issues.

Elderbank Primary are developing their international partnership with Maua Primary School, in Nairobi, Kenya thanks to funding from a foreign office programme Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning (CCGL).

Teacher Ashleigh Drummond, pictured, said: “It is a wonderful to be part of something that promises to bring communities around the world together, giving young people the opportunity to explore both the similarities and differences of growing up in different countries.

“We’re confident that the programme will prove a valuable tool for bringing learning to life to help shape the next generation of global citizens, by encouraging pupils to discuss their knowledge and experience of a shared topic, to discover that there is far more that unites us than divides us.”

“The lives of our pupils and staff will be hugely enriched by being encouraged through CCGL to learn how issues like climate change, gender equality and Sustainable Development Goals can help bring positive changes for everyone in the world.”

The Foreign Secretary Domonic Raab said: “We want to encourage more Scottish schools to get involved so that even more children can enjoy the benefits of this inspirational programme.”

The £37million programme, run by the British Council and co-funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), has already helped over 2,000 British schools.

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