International links

Gorsemoor was committed to building a greater understanding between communities. We  obtained Full International Schools Award in the past because of our work in this area. We fostered international links with schools. The benefits of this direct contact included enhanced communication skills and cross-curricular work for pupils and development of project management/ leadership skills for staff.

Teachers and Key Stage Two pupils frequently experienced different cultures/languages via e-mail or letters as pen pals.  Members of staff and Year 6 pupils visited schools in Germany, leading to the use of Skype to help develop a better understanding between the two countries. Foundation and Key Stage One pupils were made aware of these links through their geography work with Bonnington Bear.

In 2010 we took part in our first Comenius project with a theme of ‘Eurogames’. Our link with another UK school - St Gregory’s Catholic Primary in Northampton - was renewed following our successful application for a new 2012-2014 Comenius project with the theme ‘Different Stories, Different Languages, Same Roots’.

Take a look at our Comenius page for more detail.

The Comenius Programme was named after Jan Amos Comenius

1592-1670), often considered the father of modern education.

It no longer exists, but was the precursor of the Erasmus programme.

Germany

Our strongest connections are with Grundschule Adelsberg, near Chemnitz in Germany and our Comenius partners.

Comenius