Global Citizens at Waverley Abbey will have an appreciation of life in another country. Children will develop their intercultural understanding through studying and sharing learning with children in other countries. Global Citizens at Waverley Abbey will understand cultural differences and have a deep understanding of similarities and differences between cultures, allowing them to move away from stereotypical ideas.
Our intent is to provide children with the opportunity to explore a wide variety of cultures and countries around the world to develop their intercultural understanding of the world. We aim to provide children with a variety of activities and projects to capture their curiosity about the world around them and develop their courageous advocacy.
Global Citizen Link
Through the help of the charity Starfish Malawi, we have created a link with a school in Malawi. We aim to share projects and learn about each other, providing the children with the opportunity to develop a deep and genuine understanding of a culture and country different to ours. We want our children at Waverley Abbey to develop their understanding of the wider world and challenge stereotypical views of other countries.
During the last academic year, Waverley Abbey built further upon their friendship with Thundu School. We have completed several shared projects around the theme of water, fundraised through the message in a bottle campaign for the container and even communicated with each other over zoom. The whole school learnt some Chichewa (Malawi's language) during cultural week and we challenged our stereotypes of African Communities.
Thundu has had some exciting work happening too - they have been building a new classroom block for their learners from money raised in their own community.
We can't wait to work together again this year. Here are some of the things we have been up to:
Thundu School wishing all at Waverley Abbey a Merry Christmas https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUbQdGzFNDU