We can create a bespoke education project for students to work on throughout the year as part of a weekly community service programme, CAS project, or linked to the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
Our EduSTEM and EduLIT programmes aim to improve practical science education and train volunteers and teachers in phonics training. We can create projects for students to get involved in supporting these programmes remotely, or create other subject specific projects with communities.
In 2019 we also introduced a STEM-focused project which enables students to learn about teaching and learning in the Ghanaian context directly from our Head of STEM. Students then created their own science experiment videos and resources using resources that could be found locally. Physics teacher, David Roche, said: ‘As a teacher, I found the experience hugely rewarding, seeing the collaborative efforts of our students and students in Ghana come to fruition.’
In 2019 we ran a literacy focused community service placement at Sevenoaks School. As well as providing learning opportunities on literacy and international development, students worked with our Ghanaian Head of Literacy Development to produce Ghana-relevant phonics cards and literacy resources – and see these used in practice. They also worked with a Ghanaian illustrator to create a collaborative storybook based on local events – ‘Kwame’s Adventures.’