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Primary school picked for twinning link
A Bradford primary school has been picked to take part in a major school twinning project to boost global education.
Connecting Classrooms is an initiative which aims to help children become responsible global citizens and develop skills to work in a global economy.
The school was selected because of an existing link with the Army Public School and its proven commitment to teaching world issues.
Headteacher Moira Hunt said she was delighted to get the teacher exchange grant of £1,500, which will pay for a job-swap.
“We are really pleased to link up with the Army Public School again having worked together on a similar project in 2011.
“Our communitiy cohesion work is something we ae very proud of and the Connecting Classroms grant will help us develop the work which we do in this area.”
Secretary of State for International Development Justine Greening said she was pleased Lister Primary had been chosen to take part:.
She 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 they get invaluable knowledge of what life is like in other countries.”
Principal of Army Public School Saman Abdullah said: “We hope that our pupils will develop a greater sense of global ties by cultivating mutual respect and understanding for each other’s faith, culture, customs, values and traditions.”