With staff support from your school, we 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 partnership projects aim to improve practical science education, engage students in creative literacy challenges and advance students’ leadership competencies.
In 2019 we started 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’ and support with design work and ideation for monthly literacy challenges (see below).
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.’
This project has now restarted at Wellington College. You can read more via this pick of resources.