Crookhorn students link with Ghana

Some of the Ghanaian students dressed in Portsmouth Football Club kit.
Some of the Ghanaian students dressed in Portsmouth Football Club kit.
Forest School Leaders Dawn White and Sue Evans with their pupils outside the school

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A WATERLOOVILLE college has been chosen to continue working with a school in Ghana to help boost global education.

Crookhorn College will be involved in Connecting Classrooms – a UK government and British Council education initiative.

Staff and pupils are working with Aburaso Methodist Junior High School. Three members of staff, as well as the head boy and head girl will take part in an exchange visit and work on classroom-based projects together.

This year, they will look at agriculture and food production.

James Isherwood, international school co-ordinator, said: ‘We have been working together for a number of years to enhance our students’ understanding of the differing cultures and ways of working between our countries.’

The project will be looking at the role the climate plays in species adaptation and how it has influenced agriculture and food production.

It’s hoped that both schools will benefit by sharing learning and understanding how to learn from each other on how to better use resources.

The school was selected in recognition of its work teaching students about global issues.

Mr Isherwood added: ‘This is the continuation of growing partnership between our two schools.

‘In the past we have been looking at access to, and uses of water and how this can be improved.

‘In the future we hope to develop the partnership to involve a wider range of students through different subjects, looking at our role as global citizens, our rights and responsibilities.’

Justine Greening, secretary of state for international development, said: ‘Young people and teachers can make a fantastic contribution by sharing the best of Britain with their peers around the world.

‘And at the same time, the great thing is that they can get invaluable knowledge of what life is like in other countries.’

Christiana Owusua Ntow from Aburaso Methodist Junior High School, said: ‘It really is wonderful for our students to continue to work on projects with students at Crookhorn College. It gives a clear view on how our cultures view the world around them and how ways of working differ between our countries, although they achieve the same end result.’