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Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning

We  have been involved in an exciting project with seven more Lincolnshire schools and partners in South Africa on an international Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning project. This programme is organised and funded by the British Council.


The focus is the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (2015-2030), often known as the Global Goals. We are working with our partners in Johannesburg on SDG 4, “Quality Education”. Before the pandemic there would have been reciprocal visits with teachers spending time in each others’ schools, but this is currently impossible, and contacts have been by email, online and even post. Two boxes of children’s books donated by Lincolnshire teachers have been sent to Johannesburg. They were very warmly welcomed by Rose Toto, the former headteacher who visited Monks Abbey in 2015.


“Just to let you know that today the 9th November, I received the first book parcel from Post Office. Thank you so so much to the Monks Abbey School. Can’t hide my happiness, I’m beaming with excitement and a feeling of gratitude. I didn’t know it will be so soon.

The teachers and children are also excited as each child is able to page through his own book, such a great feeling. In total we received 45 books of different titles, suitable to young children.”


Pupils at Monks Abbey have studied the life of Nelson Mandela. Teachers from the two countries recently had a lively discussion about how schools have addressed all the problems related to illness, lockdowns and catch-up.


We hope to continue the project with some class to class work with Reagile Primary School in the spring.

Celebrating the life of Nelson Mandela

How have schools in Poland returned after Covid?

Spanish Tour Leaflet

Celebrating Women Around the World

Letters from our Polish Penpals

The Games We Play - our partner school in India

The Games We Play - at Monks Abbey

Languages Across The World - Autumn 2020

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International Pen Pals

Democracy Around The World - Autumn 2020

International Women's Day - 8th March 2018

To celebrate International Women's Day, children throughout the school learnt about famous women.  We even had a talk from Lincoln's Member of Parliament, Karen Lee, who spoke about her journey from a nurse at Lincoln hospital to the Houses of Parliament. Take a look at some of the work that the children produced...

Letters to Mozambique - December 2017

World Hello Day - 21st November 2017