At Ivington Primary and Pre-school we are committed to providing an international dimension across our curriculum and in our community. Our curriculum reflects this commitment to develop awareness and understanding of the cultures, geography and environment, character and concerns, languages, religions and economic circumstances of people elsewhere in the world and around our locality; to develop an awareness of our place in the world and recognise our interdependence with the environment and the peoples of the world. Through the long-standing Leominster-Tengeru link, we continue to be actively involved in developing strong ties and furthering projects with Ambureni School in Tanzania, undertaking regular reciprocal visits, all of which impact immeasurably on the learning and depth of appreciation of the children and staff.
- We aim to enable young people to become successful learners and confident individuals by offering real and relevant learning experiences. We strive to inspire them to become responsible citizens who are prepared for life in a global society and work in a global economy.
- To develop the children’s knowledge and understanding of the world around them and through this, to develop their awareness of spiritual, moral, cultural and social issues raised by the topics studied.
- To prepare children to embrace learning as an activity for life and to allow them to make full and well-informed contributions to the local and wider communities in which they live.
- To lead the children from a dependent form of learning to become independent learners.
- To provide pupils with the questioning and problem-solving skills that will help them as adults in a fast changing world.
What you will see in our school:
- Stories from around the world
- Music, art and dance from around the world
- Studying the geography of another part of the UK, Europe or the rest of the world
- Studying the history of the UK, Europe or the rest of the world
- P.E instructions, calling the register in other languages
- Creating recipes from other cultures
Ambureni School, Tanzania
Ivington Primary and Pre-school are proud to be linked with Ambureni School in Tanzania as part of the British Council projects of Connecting Classrooms. Accessing the Global Learning programme, the two schools have worked collaboratively for over 10 years exploring global issues that shape our world. Staff who have visited our link school are Mrs Lewis (Rowan Class teacher) and most recently Mrs Jones (supply cover) who led a whole school project learning about Zero Waste.
Ambureni School is situated on the outskirts of the city of Arusha and educates over 500 children aged 4-13.