Projects - Education - Links
The Norwich-Dedza Partnership helps to establish links between schools in Norfolk and Dedza. This enables pupils to share information to learn about each other's lives and cultures and to understand development and environmental issues. For the schools in the UK, such a link, with its level of direct contact and detail, provides a reality to the learning process. The schools are also able to assist their Dedza partner schools by providing useful resources and fundraising. Schools can apply for DFID funded Connecting Classrooms grant that enables teachers from Norfolk and Dedza to visit eac others' schools.
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National and local assistance is available to schools interested in setting up a link with a school in Dedza.
The Norfolk-Dedza School Links is a sub-group of the Norwich-Dedza Partnership. Volunteers provide information and teaching materials for schools, carry out sessions in the schools and organise meetings for schools to share ideas and experience. They also assist schools in applying for related grants.
NEAD (Norfolk Education and Action for Development) is a Development Education Centre, based in Norwich which undertakes a wide range of activities with schools. It operates a resource centre that loans and sells teaching materials and provides information. www.nead.org.uk.
The British Council's DFID Global School Partnerships programme provides advice, guidance, professional development opportunities and grants to schools that are using partnerships to develop a global dimension within their curriculum. Extensive information is available in the website www.britishcouncil.org/globalschools.
The BBC has a useful website offering information and materials for school link projects and teaching topics www.bbc.co.uk/worldclass.